Romeo and Juliet

The Acting Company
from New York, New York

November 09 – 22, 2022
Recommended Grades
Grades 6 – 12
Students: $2
Chaperones: $5
What Kind of Show?
Theater; timely and captivating
Running Time
60 minutes with no intermission
The New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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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 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.

Content Note: This production contains strong language and mature themes, as well as depictions of smoking, drinking, suicide and domestic & street violence.

Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.

Romeo and Juliet

The show on stage is just one act of your family’s visit! Come early and stay after for free pre- & post-show activities and kid-friendly amenities—part of the New Victory Experience.

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

Leah C. Gardiner

Dr. Robert Shimko

Edward E. Haynes, Jr.

Dawn Chiang

Sound and Music
Lindsay Jones

Lex Liang

J. David Brimmer

Adesola A. Osakalumi

Voice and Speech
Xavier Clark