Morgantown, W.Va. — Romeo and Juliet, presented by the Acting Company, will captivate audiences at the WVU Creative Arts Center on Monday, Feb. 15. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at and by phone at 304-293-SHOW.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Acting Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet presents the romantic tragedy of two star-crossed lovers. With their only love sprung from their only hate, the young couple is driven by their growing passion for each other while the tension between their families continues to rise. Filled with sword clashes, promises of everlasting love, and treacherous sleeping potions, the innocent lovers fall victim to family hatred and cruel destiny. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a timeless classic filled with love and heartbreak.

The Acting Company continues its 36-year tradition of bringing touring classical productions, talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across America. Winner of the Tony Award of Excellence in Theatre, The Acting Company is the most respected and praised touring repertory theater in America. The organization has helped develop the careers of such actors as Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, Jesse L. Martin and more.

In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week, a food drive will take place before the University Arts Series production of Romeo and Juliet. Non-perishable food will be collected from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the WVU Creative Arts Center. The food collected will benefit the Monongalia and Preston County Food Pantries through the United Way. Guests are encouraged to bring an item or two to donate to this worthy cause.

Tickets for the production range in price from $25 to $30, depending on seat location and may be purchased at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, online at and by phone at 304-293-SHOW or 800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Giant Eagle on Greenbag Rd. WVU Students can purchase tickets for $18 with a valid Mountaineer card at the campus box office. One discount per I.D.

The University Art Series is produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment. For more event information, call 304-293-SHOW, or visit us online at


CONTACT: Ali Daly, WVU Arts & Entertainm,ent