"Violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which as they kiss consume: Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow."
"Oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray's in deepest consequence."
Youth and Ambition (or the morality mash of Romeo, Juliet and The Macbeths) is a workshop production experimenting with scaled down storytelling. Just actors, audience, and Shakespeare.
We will be looking at these two classic stories as morality plays. Act One (R&J) will highlight the struggle as we pass from Youth into adulthood, and Act Two (Macbeth) will investigate our Ambition as we move from the adult we are to “the person we yearn to be.” Both stories are cut to under an hour, and presented in a ritualized form.