Spelman College students are giving an old classic new features with their presentation of "R+J" ahead of Valentine's Day weekend. "R+J" is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." Students at Spelman and Morehouse College will incorporate hip-hop and Atlanta culture into their remake.
Alexis Kulani Woodard is a junior at Spelman College. She directed "R+J" and spoke with "On Second Thought" about the production. Booker Vance also joined the conversation. Vance is an actor and plays Mercutio in the play.
"R+J" performances will take place Feb. 14-17 at the Baldwin Burroughs Theatre at Spelman College. Admission is free.
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