WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Mercury Glass Theatre Company begins its season by taking on Romeo and Juliet with a condensed rendition of Shakespeare's most tragic love story. Verona is society built on mutual hatred and disgust whose ineffective spiritual rulers seem powerless to stop the city's violence. In the end it is not the well-meaning priest, the family's elders, nor the autocratic prince who is able to see past the hatred. The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet presents us with arguably the most perfect distillation of the madness, impossibility, and ease of young love: a love which destroys all bounds and through which we may all be able to see past a few of our own.