The Romance

American Theater of Actors: Sargent Theatre
314 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Taking a contemporary spin on the Shakespearean classic Romeo & Juliet, The Romance is a romantic comedy that tells the tale of love, social class, and acceptance that entwines a man and a woman from two different worlds. Twenty four year old Cynthia Miller is living life in upscale Central Park West while the love of her life twenty six year old Jacob lives and toils in Harlem. But when her family threatens to break them up, will their love sustain the relationship? How much family objection is too much for a relationship to handle? Mr. Miller, a bank president and Mrs. Miller a district office superintendent go out of their way to sabotage the relationship. Also contending with the interference of the Miller family is Jacob's sister Jenise's dislike for Cynthia. Jacob is torn between his love for Cynthia and their social and economic differences.