Directed by Alan Paul
The most famous love story in the world and one of Shakespeare’s early poetic masterworks, Romeo & Juliet follows two star-crossed lovers from love at first sight to eternal life hereafter. Caught tragically between two feuding families, alike in dignity and in enmity, Shakespeare’s immortal young lovers try to fashion a new world amid the violence of the old, but cataclysmic choices and tragic twists propel them toward a final confrontation with fate. After helming the highly-lauded productions of Kiss Me, Kate and Man of La Mancha, Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul directs his first Shakespeare production at STC—what is sure to be a spectacular, contemporary and heart-rending vision.
Excerpts from the reviews
"Fortunately, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production as directed by Alan Paul has given us a fresh take on this classic story....one of the things I appreciated was how much humor is actually in this play. "
Patrick (PJ) McMahon — DC Metro Theatre Arts
"...a perfectly impressive representation of the company’s ability to perform the classics and do so well in a praiseworthy manner."
Amanda N. Gunther — Theatre Bloom
"The athletic and adroit ensemble makes Leong’s precise moves look improvisational and deadly."
Jeffrey Walker —DC Theatre Scene
"The violent plot’s fast-moving brawls are notably good, and the tone is frisky and often funny..."