Ballad at Bard Summerfest

Sunday, July 25th, 7PM, NewShoe and Bard Fisher Center bring a concert reading of The Ballad of Rom and Julz to the Spiegeltent as part of 2010 Summerscape on Bard’s Hudson River campus.

The Ballad of Rom and Julz, a new musical adaptation of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, tells of Rom, a transitioning F to M public school hottie who chases private school tail and deals T to the athletes. When Julz, the reigning queen of Verona Academy, falls hard for Rom, boundaries between public and private, male and female, and love and hate erode. Book by Andrea Lepcio, lyrics by Cheryl L. Davis, music by Brooke Fox, and direction by Barbara Rubin. (Running time, approx one and a half hours).

The glittering Spiegeltent, a wood, mirrored tent from Europe, is located on a green lawn in front of the Frank Gehry designed Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. If you’d like to make a day of Summerscape events, the Sunday schedule features a matinee performance at 3PM of Odon von Horvath’s 1937 play Judgment Day in Theatre Two, a black box theatre in the Fisher Center, and Princess Moxie, a puppet show at 3:30 for children and families in the Spiegeltent. The tent serves dinner from 5:30 until 7 or bring a picnic and choose one of the tables outside near the ice cream cart.

Admission is free to The Ballad and Rom and Julz.

For tickets to other events, pleas call 845-758-7900 or visit
Bard College is in Annandale-on-Hudson, 90 miles N of NYC (see Web site for directions)
Amtrak goes from Penn Station to Rhinecliff, 9 miles S of Bard. Taxi service available at the station.

If you cannot attend but would like to support Ballad and Newshoe, you can make tax deductible checks to our partner organization, Three Chicks Theatre, with NewShoe on the memo line, and send them c/o Marya Cohn, 160 Chambers Street, Apt 1, New York NY 10007.