Lamar University’s Department of Theatre & Dance will perform Shakespeare’s beautifully tragic tale of love at first sight, “Romeo and Juliet,” April 7 through 10 in the Studio Theatre. Join in the worldwide celebrations commemorating the legacy of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death in April 1616 (#Shakespeare400) with this production headed by guest director Rutherford Cravens.

In LU’s New Orleans-based version, Romeo and Juliet secretly wed despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each other, setting off a chain of fateful events that changes both families forever.

The Studio Theatre is located in the University Theatre Building at 4400 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway on the LU campus. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for senior citizens, students and LU faculty/staff; and $7 for LU students.

Call 409-880-2250 for tickets or more information, or visit lamar.edu/theatre.