Monday, February 9, 2015

Daniel Fenton Anderson: Romeo and Juliet 2015

Written by Romeo and Juliet cast member and Grassroots Shakespeare Company All-Star, Daniel Fenton Anderson:

This year has been a great year for Grassroots. We've got a lot of great things coming for the next season, we've officially become a 501 (c) (3) non-profit company, and we've started expansion on our set (more to come on that). With all the great momentum our company has going, I'm so excited that we're working on Romeo & Juliet again for this Valentine's weekend. It was one of our first shows and is a great reminder that no matter what happens, at our core we are dedicated to the same experiment that we were engaged in the first time we told the story of these star-crossed lovers: exploring and recreating Shakespeare's plays in an authentic style. 

One of the aspects of this style that I love is how quick our shows pull together. This show will have less than a week before we have an audience--much like Shakespeare's plays would have been rehearsed. Even the story of this play is wound tight under the looming face of time. The whole events of Romeo & Juliet take place in a total of five days. Five days! That's nothing! And that's what I find so exciting. We put these shows together under such a tight deadline, with such minimal resources, and yet we strive to do it with such passion and desire to share that passion with others. Each of these shows is a gargantuan labour of love, and I can't wait to share what I love with people this Valentine's Day. 

Daniel will be playing the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet. 

More about Daniel Fenton Anderson:

Daniel Fenton Anderson is currently a student at UVU and is a founding member of The Grassroots Shakespeare Company. Some of his favorite past roles include: Prospero in The Tempest, Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pedro in The Man of La Mancha and Pap in Big RiverFind Daniel online at

Our Valentines Day production of Romeo and Juliet will have a very limited run from Feb 13th-14th at the Ladies Literary Club (850 E South Temple) in Salt Lake City. 

Get your tickets now HERE

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