Spelman College and Morehouse College theater students rehearse for "R+J" production.
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Spelman College and Morehouse College theater students rehearse for "R+J" production.

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.

"On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott speaks with Booker Vance and Alexis Kulani Woodard.

"R+J" performances will take place Feb. 14-17 at the Baldwin Burroughs Theatre at Spelman College. Admission is free. 

 

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