Strand Theater Company

Dear Patrons,

We regret to inform you that due to unforseen circumstances, we must cancel all opening weekend's performances of R/J. Our new Opening Night will be Saturday, June 17th.

If you hold ticket(s) to one of the opening weekend's performances, we invite you to choose any of the following options:

  • Move your ticket(s) to any of the remaining six performances of R/J, which will be held as scheduled.
  • Receive a full refund for your purchase.
  • Receive a credit that can be applied to future productions at the Strand Theater.

Please email Elena Kostakis at to let us know your preference.

We sincerely apologize for this postponement and hope to see you at Strand soon.Thank you very much for your consideration and support.

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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