Romeo and Juliet in the park

Published 9:05 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

There is still time to enjoy a unique production of “Romeo and Juliet” in the park and learn about people who lived in the village of Appomattox Court House during the American Civil War who inspired characters in this adaptation.

According to a press release, Wolfbane Productions, in association with Jamerson Building Supply, Williams Collision Center and the Appomattox 1865 Foundation, is presenting “Wolfbane’s Romeo and Juliet” outside at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through July 1.

“Gates open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m.,” officials said in the release. “‘Wolfbane’s Romeo and Juliet’ is sure to please both theatre and history lovers alike with a hometown twist on this Shakespearean favorite.”

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The release cited “Wolfbane’s Romeo and Juliet” is an original adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tale set during the Civil War.

“Audiences will witness the tragic end of star-crossed lovers while the nation surrounding them is reunited through peace,” officials said in the release.

For tickets and additional information, contact the Wolfbane box office at (434) 579-3542 or email

General admission tickets are $20. Student and Senior (60-plus) tickets are $15.

“No outside food or alcohol … pets (are allowed) and comfortable shoes are recommended for the walk into the village,” officials said in the release. “A local food truck may be available, as well as a concession stand with snacks and drinks. Guests are welcome to bring their favorite lawn chair.”