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Past Performances
Romeo and Juliet

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.", 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.