The celebrated minimalists of Bedlam present a new mash-up of Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" and Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet."
"Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet" pairs William Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy of two star-crossed lovers with Anton Chekhov’s legendary play about a celebrated professor and his new wife’s return to their family estate. With a new adaptation of "Uncle Vanya" by Kimberly Pau, interspersed with the Shakespearean verse of "Romeo & Juliet," "Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet" will use 5 actors to weave together both stories, exploring how hidden passions can explode with the perspective of time.
See it if you're a fan of all of Bedlam's out of the box works, won't be disappointed by two classics attempted to be mashed up
Don't see it if you want a clear-cut production of either Vanya or R&J or will be bothered by an indulgent concept that didn't add much to the Vanya plot
See it if u feel everything Tucker does is worth seeing.Like experimental theater & r willing to put up with a creative mess with moments of genius
Don't see it if u r not famiiar with Vanya or Romeo & Juliet. Do not like experimental theater. Long for these plays beautiful words untouched.
See it if I know Vanya and Romeo well and got a few valuable, memorable insights out of the attempted mashup.
Don't see it if But I'm not convinced this show will entertain a broader audience and wish Bedlam had stuck to the great idea of doing these plays in rep.
See it if you are interested in experimental theatre, you have deep abiding love for either of the works being used, you don't mind weird.
Don't see it if you prefer straightforward, linear plots and ideas; you don't want to have to think too hard;
See it if you're an established fan of Eric Tucker's direction, Bedlam's former projects, or the source properties & are willing to see a fresh take.
Don't see it if you expect either play to be newly illuminated by this mashup. The connections between characters as presented are incomplete & unclear.
See it if For those who like Bedlam’s take on well known novels and plays this is an opportunity to see their interpretation of two well-known plays
Don't see it if This confusing production takes random scenes from both plays but never realized before that everyone whines in Uncle Vanya in high decibels
See it if You'd like to see a production of Uncle Vanya interspersed with moments from R&J.
Don't see it if You are expecting a full mash up of both shows. You can't sit through classical text.