Romeo & Juliet (Two River Theater)
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Romeo & Juliet (Two River Theater)

Romeo & Juliet (Two River Theater) NJ Reviews and Tickets

(33 Ratings)
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Confusing, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky

A modern verse translation of Shakespeare's classic love story, adapted by Hansol Jung.

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123 Reviews | 26 Followers
Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if Hansol Jung and Dustin Wills make dynamic, fearless shows together! Their cast is excellent - funny, spot-on, with great music besides.

Don't see it if You wouldn’t like to see Shakespeare done in the bawdy, vulgar, brash way it was probably done while he was still alive.

69 Reviews | 8 Followers
Modern spin, Adult language and situations, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you are willing to put a fresh, modern spin on a Shakespeare play, including adding music, language, and sexual situations.

Don't see it if you are a traditionalist who doesn't want to see any changes to Shakespeare's works, and/or you are under the age of 18. Read more

97 Reviews | 19 Followers
Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to support smaller theater. Troupe with great talented actors and energy who are very experienced with Shakespeare plays.

Don't see it if You can't handle Shakespeare. I'm not a fan of shakespeare but I really enjoyed this production.

57 Reviews | 18 Followers
Dizzying, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you're fans of Hansol Jung and Dustin Wills! And if you enjoy seeing Shakespeare tackle in a quirky and unique way. The staging is fun.

Don't see it if Not a fan of a bit of alternative theater and prefer to see Romeo & Juliet in a more traditional approach.

300 Reviews | 65 Followers
Confusing, Ambitious, Quirky, Dizzying, Clever

See it if an all-Asian, gender-bending, updated version of a much-loved classic with modern elements thrown in sounds appealing

Don't see it if avant-garde, out-of-the-norm staging, and a three-hour run sound like too much for you to handle all together

174 Reviews | 39 Followers
Edgy, Quirky, Great acting, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if you enjoy a quirky, sometimes confusing retelling of a classic play. The young Asian actors are talented and try hard in a difficult play.

Don't see it if you can't handle Romeo and Juliet being turned into an almost farcical and sometimes slapstick presentation. Read more

596 Reviews | 144 Followers
"translation" is misguided, Fun staging, Great acting

See it if you believe that Shakespeare can be "improved"

Don't see it if you understand that the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's "Play on Shakespeare" project has misguided mission. Read more

409 Reviews | 42 Followers
Poor staging/sound design, Intense, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a farce-like modern interpretation of the classic play. It highlights the fact that the characters are TEENAGERS [bravo!]

Don't see it if You want to hear everything [you can't]; want to understand everything happening; don't like a completely changed classic; can't sit thru 3h

Critic Reviews (2)

April 17th, 2023

"The Production Team has done a top job of creating just the right the mood and setting for 'Romeo and Juliet'."
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Front Row Center
April 18th, 2023

"The energetic cast gleefully shook the cobwebs off the audience’s preconceptions about their roles."
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