A Play With Any Other Ending Might be Nicer

If we're honest, no one wants their love affair to play out like Romeo and Juliet's. I mean, they both end up with eyelids closed, arms crossed, six feet underground. But the ill-fated, star-crossed romance is certainly a thing of legend. It's performed everywhere, but almost always acted by people far too old for the characters. They were teenagers, after all. Thank goodness for Fun House Theatre and Film — the wonderful theater group out in Plano that does quite the opposite, casting teenagers and children in any and every role. Their choice to mount Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet might be the most age-approriate one they've ever made. Spend your Valentine's Day with the Bard, and a compressed, musically accompanied version of his world-famous tragedy. Performances take place at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Plano Children's Theatre (1301 Custer Road, Plano). Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. More information at funhousetheatreandfilm.com.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starts: Feb. 13. Continues through Feb. 22, 2015
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