Swanky society parties, moonlit nights, desolate churchyards and blood-strewn streets. Set in the contemporary chaos of a city steeped in class and racial conflict, two star-crossed souls collide and fall fast in love, only to take their own lives in a tragic twist of fate. A fresh look at Shakespeare’s cataclysmic romance—featuring an all-BIPOC cast with a hip-hop twist—The Acting Company’s Romeo and Juliet is a lesson in hope and healing. The grudge between the Montagues and Capulets, like so much human strife, is no match for the fire and boundless passion of youth.
Known for launching the careers of Patti LuPone, Kelley Curran, Jeffrey Wright and many others, The Acting Company is the “major touring classical theater in the United States” (The New York Times), staging work from Shakespeare to Stoppard for 25,000 theatergoers annually. Their ensemble of classically trained young actors brings live performance to communities with limited access to theater, and their team of teaching artists engages middle and high school students in literacy-focused arts education.
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Parental Advisory: This production contains strong language, mature themes and depictions of smoking, drinking, violence and suicide.