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Romeo and Juliet

April 4, 2014 - May 18, 2014

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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."
PlayShakespeare.com, April 13, 2014
 
"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.” 
Phindie, April 14, 2014

Show Overview

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. 

Season  Performances from April 9 - May 18 

 
Online Box Office: Purchase HERE anytime!
Phone Box Office: Monday - Friday 10AM - 4PM at 215-496-8001
Physical Box Office Hours: Performance days only; Monday - Friday 4PM - 8PM; Saturday 12PM - 8PM; Sunday 11AM - 3PM 
 

SINGLE TICKETS:
 
Single Ticket Prices (Performances for the 2014 Season will be Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7PM and Sundays at 2PM)
 
Preview Performances: Pay What You Will 
 
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: $30
 
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: $35
 
Student Tickets: $20
 
Senior Ticket: $25
 
Student Rush (Thursday nights, 30 minutes prior to performances): $10

Make Merry this May Day with Pay What You Will Romeo and Juliet!

In honor of the ancient May Day celebrations enjoyed throughout the Bard’s homeland, enjoy a Pay What You Will Romeo and Juliet performance Thursday, May 1st. In lieu of dancing around a Maypole, celebrate May Day with some Elizabethan drama.

Click here to register.