Romeo and Juliet

Date(s) - Thursday, Sep 12
8:00 pm

The Old Globe

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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Barry Edelstein

“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

After his smash-hit Othello and record-breaking Hamlet, Barry Edelstein returns to the Shakespeare Festival to take on the greatest love story of all time. Verona’s Montague and Capulet families have been feuding for ages, and whenever they meet, violence breaks out. But when Romeo glimpses Juliet across a crowded dance floor, something different happens. Can star-crossed love survive in a world of rivalry and rage? With a plot featuring a masqued ball, sleeping potions, and all-out brawling in the street, wrapped in a text full of soaring poetry, it’s no wonder Romeo and Juliet has inspired countless adaptations, from ballets to movies to musicals like West Side Story. Young love has never been as dangerous or delightful as it is in Shakespeare’s romantic masterpiece, brought to vivid life on our outdoor stage under the stars.

Production Sponsors
Diane and John Berol
Karen and Donald Cohn
Ann Davies
Pamela Farr and Buford Alexander
The Jeannie Polinsky Rivkin Artistic Fund

Artist Sponsors for Romeo and Juliet
June Yoder

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