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'Southwest Story' at Matrix Theatre in Detroit

Teens and professional actors team up Oct. 14-Nov. 13, 2011, to deliver this unique local stage show that's a modern day telling of 'Romeo and Juliet'

Can love overcome a clash between African American and Latino cultures? Find out in Southwest Story, a modern, Detroit style retelling of Shakespeare classic Romeo & Juliet, playing at the Matrix Theatre Company select dates from Oct. 14 to Nov. 13, 2011.

The Detroit theater troupe is reviving its original play to kick off its 20th anniversary season. Teen and professional actors join forces in this production, which focuses on racial and cultural conflicts in southwest Detroit in the 1990s.

A great alternative show for high school kids, Southwest Story plays Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the Boll Family YMCA in downtown Detroit. Tickets are $20 for general admission, but students and seniors only pay $12. Group rates are available.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2011 Matrix Theatre stage show Southwest Story.

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