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Suheli Ray '18 as Juliet and Matthew Steriti '18 as Romeo | Photo: D.J. Igelsrud Suheli Ray '18 as Juliet and Matthew Steriti '18 as Romeo | Photo: D.J. Igelsrud

Department of Drama students Matthew Steriti ’18 and Suheli Ray ’18 will perform scenes from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” as part of a concert celebrating the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. Symphoria the professional symphony orchestra of Syracuse, will perform Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” Suite (selections from suites 1, 2 and 3) as part of its Shakespearean Celebration conducted by Lawrence Loh on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Crouse-Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit Symphoria’s website.

Steriti, a musical theater major, will play Romeo, and Ray, an acting major, will play Juliet. Both are students of Elizabeth Ingram, an associate professor of acting who teaches Voice/Verse Practicum, where students use Shakespeare’s sonnets and other texts to learn the basic elements for working with heightened poetic language.