Fall Play

Fall Play Director Bring Years of Experience to Simley Theatre's "Romeo & Juliet"
Posted on 10/31/2019
Romeo & Juliet Production PosterSimley High School is excited to welcome Tinne Rosenmeier as its Fall Play Director. Mrs. Rosenmeier earned her master’s in Educational Theatre from New York University and has more than 35 years of theatre experience. Her experience includes attending the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York and acting with Park Square Theatre, Pangea World Theatre, Freshwater Theatre, and many others in the Twin Cities. She also taught at Theatre for a New Audience and TA DA! Youth Theater in New York as well as with numerous theatre programs around the Twin Cities.

Though she retired a few years ago, Mrs. Rosenmeier took the opportunity to lend her talents to this year’s Simley Fall Play. She chose “Romeo and Juliet” to bring the play to life for students, many of whom still read the play in their classes.

“Shakespeare’s words are meant for mouths and ears,” she said, explaining that many people miss the play’s insight because they have only ever read it rather than seeing the play in action. She also chose the play because of how accessible it is for students. Mrs. Rosenmeier set Simley’s “Romeo and Juliet” in a shopping mall to bring the centuries-old drama into perspective for modern audiences.

Her play choice is as much for adults as it is for students. Mrs. Rosenmeier said the conflict that takes place in the classic play of star-crossed young lovers creates a space for conversation about similar personal and large-scale issues facing people today.

Performances of “Romeo and Juliet” will be held in Simley High School’s Performing Arts Center November 6-10. Senior citizens are invited to attend a free preview of the show on Wednesday, November 6, at 4:30 PM. No tickets are required for the preview. Public performances will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 7-Saturday, November 9, and at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 10. Tickets are available at www.SimleyTheatre.org.