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8PM  Thursday, April 19, 2012
OTHER DATES: 2PM, SATURDAY, APRIL 21

“West Side Story”

Location is wheelchair accessible
“West Side Story” is perhaps the most widely known Shakespearean adaptation brought to the stage. The musical, written by Arthur Laurents with music by Leonard Bernstein, is based on the story of “Romeo and Juliet” and was first performed on Broadway in 1957. The stage musical was then adapted into a film by the same title in 1961, which won ten Academy Awards later that year. Taylor Vaughn Lasley, a senior in Berkeley College, is staging the musical as her senior project within the American Studies major. Lasley will explore the differences between Shakespeare’s work, the original musical and the film adaptation as agents of American pop culture and racial relations in the mid-20th century. The cast, crew and live orchestra, comprised entirely of Yale students, are excited to bring America’s favorite musical to Yale’s campus this April.

Part of Shakespeare at Yale, a semester of special events celebrating the Bard.

Hours:

Thursday, April 19 at 8:00
Friday, April 20 at 8:00
Saturday, April 21 at 2:00
Saturday, April 21 at 8:00

Website: Yale Drama Coalition Listing
Open to: General public
Admission: Free
Instructions: To obtain free tickets, please email yalewestsidestory@gmail.com with your name, number of tickets requested, and contact information. You may place up to four reservations under the same name.
Sponsor: Creative and Performing Arts Award
Contact Information: Taylor Lasley, taylor.lasley@yale.edu

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