Red States, Blue States and mindless states of political divisiveness drive a teenage couple to desperation in this passionate love story. Two powerful families breed partisan gangs, hatred, and murder as the non-stop action takes hold of an entire community in Verona, California, 2007. This abridged version of one of the world's most beautiful plays is presented with Shakespeare's original language speaking to us as clearly now as it did when first performed in 1595. Loaded Media Productions presents Romeo & Juliet against the political backdrop of a contemporary Verona, California. Joe Regalbuto directs.