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A Double Dose Of Shakespeare At The Village Theatre

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Danville, CA, Events, Get a double dose of Shakespeare at the Village Theatre.

Enjoy a double dose of Shakespeare movie adaptations at Danville’s Village Theatre.

The Town of Danville is pleased to announce the introduction of a double feature film series which focuses on specific themes. The inaugural films of the series are none other than the Bard himself. Come to the Village Theatre on Sat., March 1 and watch two iconic films that showcase the diversity and depth of the stories and life of William Shakespeare.

The first movie starts at 2:00 p.m. and there will be a 15 minute intermission between movies. Tickets are now on sale for $5.

The series will begin with the 1961 classic, “West Side Story.” This film is a musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set in New York City, where rival street gangs (the Jets and the Sharks) battle for territory and respect.

Viewers will then be transported to 16th century London during the screening of “Shakespeare in Love.” Young playwright William Shakespeare struggles with his latest work, “Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter.” A young, wealthy Viola, who dreams of becoming an actress, successfully auditions for the part of Romeo. Soon, she and William are caught in a forbidden romance that provides rich inspiration for his play.

These films may have some mature themes and language; parental guidance is recommended.

For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.villagetheatreshows.com or call (925) 314-3400.