"Hello. Can you tell me the story of Romeo and Juliet?"
A series of phone calls were placed to people who were asked to tell, in their own words, the story of Romeo and Juliet. But no one seemed to exactly remember the plot. Far from recounting the identical story over and over, the participants radically re-invented Romeo and Juliet, creating scenes and characters that never existed in the original. Faced with the problem of not knowing what comes next in the story, they invented their way out of it.
Using only the words of their responders (and if any of the Bard, purely accidental), Nature Theater of Oklahoma has created their own Romeo and Juliet, a wild and hilarious theatrical foray into the nature of how and why we tell stories, and the place they hold in the bizarre recesses of our hearts. This one-of-a-kind performance presents a highly personal and original series of Romeos and Juliets, pervaded with feeling and rife with thoughts about love, need, and the complex nature of self-sacrifice.
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