Shakespeare's R&J

by Joe Calarco

directed by Jennifer M. Spieler
September 7 – 30, 2018

A repressive boys' boarding school becomes the setting for a powerful and unorthdox reenactment of Shakespeare's immortal tale of doomed lovers breaking tradition, seeking forbidden desires, and painfully coming of age. This high-voltage, all-male adaptation of Romeo and Juliet becomes a provocative examination of adolescents declaring war on all the "thou shalt nots" in their stifling world.

"Hot-blooded...wrenching...[it] pulsates with an adolescent abandon and electricity of which Romeo might approve."
The New York Times

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