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Romeo and Juliet

The Acting Company
from New York, New York

November 11 – 20, 2022
Recommended Ages
For everyone 12 and up
Price
Tickets start at $20
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What Kind of Show?
Theater; timely and captivating
Running Time
1 hour and 50 minutes including one intermission
Venue
The New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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    Relaxed performance adapted for sensory sensitivities

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    Live Sign-Interpretation provided by partner organization Hands On.

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About the Show

Swanky society parties, moonlit nights, desolate churchyards and blood-strewn streets. Set in the contemporary chaos of a Southern 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, The Acting Company’s (Julius Caesar, 2017) Romeo and Juliet is a lesson in hope and healing, as the grudge between the Montagues and Capulets, like so much human strife, is no match for the fire and boundless passion of youth.

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Romeo and Juliet

Did You Know?

  1. Romeo and Juliet is playing in repertory with The Three Musketeers—the two shows will be performed on alternating days by the same cast of actors.
  2. The works of William Shakespeare have been translated into over 100 languages and are continually performed all around the world.
  3. From West Side Story to The Lion King, new takes on Shakespearean stories are common. But did you know that Romeo and Juliet is itself an adaptation of Arthur Brooke’s 1562 narrative poem The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet?

About the Company

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.

Creative Team

Director
Leah C. Gardiner

Dramaturg
Dr. Robert Shimko

Scenic
Edward E. Haynes, Jr.

Lighting
Dawn Chiang

Sound and Music
Lindsay Jones

Costumes
Lex Liang

Fights
J. David Brimmer

Choreography
Adesola A. Osakalumi

Voice and Speech
Xavier Clark

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Kent Gash, Artistic Director of The Acting Company
Kent Gash, Artistic Director of The Acting Company, talks Romeo and Juliet's timeliness and what audiences can expect to see onstage.
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The Acting Company's The Three Musketeers

See the cast of Romeo and Juliet reimagine Dumas's swashbuckling story with style and swagger.

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