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Romeo and Juliet (Wheelhouse Theater Company)
Midtown W
80

Romeo and Juliet (Wheelhouse Theater Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(63 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
9%
Negative
2%
Members say
Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging

About the Show

The Wheelhouse Theater Company presents Shakespeare's most iconic love story.

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Member Reviews (63)

70
Ambitious, Indulgent, Slow, Has its moments, Tries a little too hard

See it if You want to support a troupe of newly professional actors. You enjoy seeing different interpretations of Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You want a more seasoned classical cast. You want Shakespeare presented in a more traditional manner. You want a big production.

84
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You want: Versatile young actors Great enunciation Perfect fight scenes Terrific interpretation Clever direction Enthusiasm Fun night out

Don't see it if You do not like the abridged version of Shakespeare's plays You do not like anything changed into a modern concept Have no spirit

Critic Reviews (2)

June 29th, 2016

"A cast of six spirited actors all perfectly portray multiple roles…The Wheelhouse Theater Company presents this fast-paced and faithful version of the romantic classic...Wise and Mr. Harrington’s staging is visually compelling with a number of clever touches...The integrity of 'Romeo & Juliet' is never compromised by this streamlined and vigorous representation, and this American cast uniformly handles the verse with finesse."
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June 29th, 2016

"If the team set out to shatter the preconceived ideas of a traditional 'Romeo and Juliet,' then it should be proud. Intentions changed, sometimes making traditionally serious moments joyfully comic, and frequently casting classic lines in new light…The Wheelhouse Theater Company prides itself on its ensemble‐focused efforts, and in this they don’t disappoint. They’ve sown seeds in a fertile space, and the result is a new and exciting varietal."
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