"Text, Thugs, and Rockin' Roles" When two members of feuding families fall desperately in love, a passionate fire is ignited that burns beyond reason, politics or even death itself. Their breathless struggle to escape the forces that would separate them drives the lovers to the height of ecstasy and the depths of despair, making Romeo & Juliet the most romantic and enduring love story ever written. This production offers a fresh take on the classic gem: Filled with tension, sensuality and stirring swordfights, it is played out against the surprisingly comic underpinnings of melodrama and bawdy, outlandish humor that is the "yin" to the tragedy's "yang." Donna Devlin directs. PG-13 for mature situations and violence.