Strand Theater Company

Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
Conceived by O'Malley Steuerman and Betse Lyons
Written by Aladrian C. Wetzel & Elizabeth Ung
Directed by Susan Stroupe
June 9-25, 2023

Strand’s final production of our 15th Anniversary Season – Storm-Tossed and Star-Crossed: 15 Seasons of Women’s Adventures on Stage – is based in the classic canon, taking Shakespeare’s most-beloved tragic romance and transforming it into a version of the story yet to be seen.

Conceiving Artists ​ - O'Malley Steuerman and Betse Lyons on R/J :
​“With a trans Romeo and a fat Juliet at its center, this newly-devised adaptation of the classic tale by William Shakespeare queers more than just the lovers’ relationship: family structures, violence, love, duty, identity, and even death. In every possible aspect of the production, we are centering trans folks, queer folks, fat folks, women, and people of color - all badass artists local to Baltimore. R/J has been a long time in the making, in so many ways, and we can’t wait to finally share it with you.”

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