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About this show

Two Pence Shakespeare presents their inaugural production, William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, set in Italy between the two world wars, exploring the realities of life after combat. Civil unrest is only the symptom of a society dealing with the effects of war, and Verona is populated by young men recently returned home, experiencing fear, loss, grief and the unexpected deliverance of love. As modern day America continues to welcome home returning veterans, this production follows men, trained in the art of war, settling into an uneasy peace with their friends and family already suffering from the post-war economy. How can two young people hope to end peace with each other amidst so much chaos and pain?

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:The Evanston Arts Depot, Chicago