Romeo & Juliet Tour at The Free Library of Philadelphia
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
“The play is always the thing at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre!” — The Huffington Post
Enjoy a 90-minute adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, presented by our professional actors and directed by our Artistic/Executive Director, Carmen Khan.
Verona is polarized. The entire community has hardened into two opposing camps, and has devolved to such a pitch that even the slightest, seemingly innocent contact between the two inevitably spirals into open conflict. Sound familiar? Into this world come two teenagers, Romeo and Juliet, who want nothing to do with this poisoned society. They find each other, and a gigantic passion of overwhelming power and intensity springs to life between them. Their pure, innocent love overcomes every obstacle that their parents’ world throws up between them. And just like a quiet, miraculous rose that grows in a cesspool and somehow makes it clean, their love heals their world.
Hosted in partnership with The Free Library of Philadelphia, the production will be followed by a post-performance discussion.
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre designed this 90-minute professional production of Romeo & Juliet to tour schools, universities, and community centers. Following a successful school tour run, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre is excited to present Romeo & Juliet for one night only at The Free Library of Philadelphia.
Directed by Carmen Khan
Location: The Free Library of Philadelphia, Montgomery Auditorium, 1901 Vine St Philadelphia, PA 19103
General admission: $15 per ticket*
*Tickets purchased online and over the phone will incur a small convenience fee. All ticket sales are final – there are NO refunds or exchanges.
The performance begins at 7pm and runs approximately 90 minutes. Following the performance, patrons can participate in a talkback discussion with the actors and director, Carmen Khan.
Please note: There is no late seating policy. Give yourself plenty of time to park and walk to The Free Library of Philadelphia.
Metered street parking is available, as well as nearby garages and lots. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain to ensure you have enough time to get to your seat. No Late Seating will be permitted. Please take into account heavy traffic in the city when planning your evening.