April 4, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Victoria Rose Bonito's Juliet and Akeem Davis' Romeo "burn threatens everything in its path and frightens the adults." "Bonito and Davis show just how hot the fireball's center can get."
The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 11, 2014
"The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet focuses on the characters as normal people, and in doing so brings out the complexities elevating a familiar tale into an enduring cultural presence."
"David O’Connor, with sensitive direction and fluid, active staging, keeps things moving. But he also keeps the meaning of the words paramount and
exploits the puns, so it doesn’t get boring.”
Directed by David O'Connor
For centuries, Romeo and Juliet has been the love
story by which all others are measured.
It is as fresh today as it was 450 years ago. In this iconic romance, Shakespeare captured
for eternity what it means to find love, fight for and sacrifice for it, then
to ultimately determine what love is for ourselves, not as prescribed by
other’s outmoded and fossilized notions. Our production breathes new life into
this always-relevant, always-contemporary tale.
The Shakespeare in the World Lecture / Performance Series and Romeo and Juliet are made possible by the generosity of The Alter Family Foundation.