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Pocket Universe to Present New Shakespeare Adaptation Juliet & Romeo

Alyssa May Gold's company's previous productions include a Julius Caesar set in an all-girls high school.

Alyssa May Gold is the creator of Pocket Universe's latest production, Juliet Romeo.
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Pocket Universe, whose previous shows have included a Julius Caesar set in an all-girls high school, has announced its latest production, Juliet + Romeo, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy set in the imagination of a modern teen as she reads Romeo & Juliet for the first time. Conceived and directed by the company's founder, Alyssa May Gold, the show will run January 16, 2019-February 2, 2019, at the Access Theater, with opening night set for Friday, January 18, 2019.

The play is described as follows: "Two households, both alike in dignity. One belongs to Juliet Capulet, the other to a teenage girl reading Romeo and Juliet for the first time in 2019, desperately looking for the great love story she has been promised. After exploring the relationship between girls and power in Julius Caesar and sex and power in The Maid's Tragedy, Pocket Universe turns its attention to the power of perspective in this new adaptation of Shakespeare's most famous work; and how, as time and humanity evolve, the classics are received today."

Casting will be announced at a later date.

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