Romeo & Juliet (BPAC)

Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

My only love, sprung from my only hate! Shakespeare's iconic romantic tragedy of innocent young lovers falling victim to family hatred and cruel destiny... swords clash, everlasting love is promised and a treacherous sleeping potion is swallowed in the greatest love story of all time. Young love has never been so delightful or as dangerous as in this stirring new production. Evoking the lyricism of Shakespeare's sonnets, Romeo and Juliet exquisitely embodies the brief joy of youthful passion and ecstasy. Timeless and deeply moving, they love each other passionately as only teenagers can while their families' mutual disdain and prejudice lead to revenge and an irreversible fate. Directed by Penny Metropulos from Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Chance and accident are center stage. Order is restored but at what price... With the presentation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Acting Company will continue its 37-year tradition of bringing touring classical productions, talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across America. Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, Jesse L. Martin, Frances Conroy, David Ogden Stiers, Jeffrey Wright and Keith David are but a handful of actors whose careers have been developed by The Acting Company. Honored by the TONY Awards for Excellence in Theater, the Company has won the Obie, Audelco, Citibank's Excellence in Education and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards. Since its founding by the legendary John Houseman and Margot Harley in 1972, The Acting Company has performed 133 productions touring to 48 states and ten foreign countries. See for yourself what makes The Acting Company - winner of a TONY Award for Excellence in Theater - the most respected and praised touring repertory theater in America.

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