“…when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night.”
Two star-crossed souls collide and fall fast in love, only to take their own lives in a tragic twist of fate. In this music-driven, 90-minute production, heightened theatricality and original alt-rock anthems will engage audiences and bring a fresh perspective to Shakespeare’s classic tale. Narrated by Benvolio, an unsuccessful peacemaker, Romeo and Juliet is a lesson in loss, destiny, loyalty – and most importantly, love.
This production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
DID YOU KNOW
- Romeo and Juliet was performed as part of our 2022 summer season, the first in our new home.
- The works of William Shakespeare have been translated into over 100 languages and are continually performed all around the world.
- From West Side Story to The Lion King, new takes on Shakespearean stories are common. But did you know that Romeo and Juliet is itself an adaptation of Arthur Brooke’s 1562 narrative poem The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet?