November 5 – December 8, 2013
by Ben Power
“Wonderful and deeply affecting… an astonishingly powerful play.” Express & Star
“A wonderfully crafted reworking… extraordinary” Whatsonstage.com
“Incredibly effective, the language made fresh, its nerve endings exposed.” The Stage
Re-imagining the text of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, British playwright Ben Power has remixed the greatest love story ever told. The premise is simple – rather than taking their own lives as in the original, our young lovers have grown old together. Now, as their lifetime of love and marriage comes to a close, they must contemplate being alone. Shakespeare’s timeless poetry creates a new deeply romantic and powerful play in a strikingly different love story.
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Running Time: Aprox. 80 minutes, with no intermission.
Audience Advisory: This production contains material which may be disturbing to younger students.
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