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FEB 24 - MAR 16, 2024

Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by Mikael Burke

Courtyard Theater

Short Shakespeare!

Romeo and Juliet

A 75-Minute Production

Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by Mikael Burke

Courtyard Theater

Run Time: 75 minutes (no intermission)

Most enjoyed by ages 10 and up.

Audience Notice: Contains violence, including depictions of death & suicide. The staging also features prop weaponry, flashing lights, & haze effects. If you or someone you know needs support, call or text 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or chat at 988lifeline.org.

Seat Map

Short Shakespeare! returns with the tragic romance Romeo and Juliet. Verona burns under summer’s heat—and the division of two prominent families. Against a backdrop of violence and an endless cycle of vengeance, Shakespeare sets his tale of young love found—and tragically lost. This 75-minute adaptation, told in Shakespeare’s own words, poses the question—can true love survive in a divided community? The production combines Shakespeare’s original verse with dynamic staging and a bright, bold 1980s setting to connect young audiences with the characters’ journeys. Following each performance, stay for a free discussion with the entire cast, and mingle with them in the Lobby for informal conversations and photos.

In addition to the public performances on Saturday mornings, Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet will also play to thousands of students during weekday Team Shakespeare matinees—engaging middle and high school students in Shakespeare through the unmatched power of live performance.

ASL Interpretation

MAR 9 ASL Interpretation

Open Captioning

MAR 9 Open Captioning

Run Time: 75 minutes (no intermission)

Most enjoyed by ages 10 and up.

Audience Notice: Contains violence, including depictions of death & suicide. The staging also features prop weaponry, flashing lights, & haze effects. If you or someone you know needs support, call or text 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or chat at 988lifeline.org.

Seat Map

ASL Interpretation

MAR 9 ASL Interpretation

Open Captioning

MAR 9 Open Captioning

ASL Interpretation

MAR 9 ASL Interpretation

Open Captioning

MAR 9 Open Captioning

Artists

Tyler Meredith

Verse Coach

Christina Casano

Assistant Director

Janelle Smith

Costume Design Assistant

Gianni Carcagno

Production Assistant

Tyler Meredith

Verse Coach

Christina Casano

Assistant Director

Janelle Smith

Costume Design Assistant

Gianni Carcagno

Production Assistant