Shakespeare's R&J

Performance Dates

Four young men. One scarf. Shakespeare's transcendent saga of forbidden love re-imagined in a brave and bold in-the-round setting in Signature's MAX Theatre. A repressive all-male Catholic boarding school bans "Romeo and Juliet" in favor of Latin conjugations and the Ten Commandments. Four students unearth a secret copy and steal into the night to recite the prohibited tale of adolescent passion. While it begins as a lark, the story gradually draws the boys into a discovery of universal truth that parallels their own coming-of-age. A riveting drama within a drama, "Shakespeare's R&J" transcends the boundaries between play and player.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
100 minutes



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