Romeo and Juliet

Matthew Bohrer, left, plays Romeo alongside Abby Wilde as Juliet, center, and Sam Ross as the Ghostly Father during a performance of "Juliet & her Romeo" at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Canada Flintridge for the Footlights 2012 La Canada Flintridge Shakespeare Festival. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer / June 29, 2012)

The Bard of Avon is getting a makeover during this year's La Cañada Flintridge Shakespeare Festival, which started Friday in the outdoor Byrnes Amphitheater on the campus of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.

Los Angeles-based VanguardRep launched LCFShakes this year with “Juliet and Her Romeo,” a deconstruction and reconstruction of the classic drama.

The jinxed lovers will alternate weekends with “12th Night” an adaptation of one of Shakespeare's best-known comedies. The first performance of “12th Night” is July 6. For more information, call (818) 745-3327 or visit

-- Bill Kisliuk, Times Community News

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