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Romeo and Juliet (Drilling Company)

Members say: Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Enchanting
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18 reviews

As part of their free Shakespeare in Bryant Park program, The Drilling Company presents The Bard's 'Romeo and Juliet' set in a modern city that is divided by wealth and class.

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In director David Marantz's contemporary version of Verona, the city is dominated by religion and divided between rich and poor. Everybody carries weapons openly, which leads to fighting on the streets. Capulet Industries, owned by Juliet's wealthy, conservative family, is running the town. Romeo hails from a family that runs the Montague Center for Social Justice. Class conflict has created a modern dystopia from which the two lovers want to flee.


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Reviews (19)

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Village Voice

"Marantz's production is a sweet, straightforward retelling of the star-crossed lovers' tale...The production boasts some strong performances...But there aren't many surprises here. A gesture toward a concept, positioning the Capulets as modern-day corporate kingpins and the Montagues as labor types, does little except to force half the cast into stifling suits and ties. Still, it's the story we're here to see, and the Drilling Company presents it well." Full Review

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Great staging

See it if You like Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You don't.

Resonant, Romantic, Great writing, Slow

See it if You're already familiar with the original story and enjoy the story.

Don't see it if You have no interest in Shakespeare.

Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love love

Don't see it if You don't love love

Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a non-traditional production of Romeo and Juliet.

Don't see it if you don't like somewhat modern interpretations of Shakespeare.

Sad, Funny, Must see, Romantic, Great writing

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare

Don't see it if You think young love is dumb.

Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You like Shakespeare tragedy

Don't see it if If you do not enjoy great theater

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Dated, Entertaining

See it if the greatest love story of all time. Even though they had to part they had those few days together will all the love in their heart.

Don't see it if If you don;t want to be entertained this is a great show.

Funny, Ambitious, Delightful, Edgy, Great singing

See it if You would love to see a classic love story with a tiny twist

Don't see it if You get bored and hate literature

Absorbing, Enchanting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if Classic. Always worth seeing.

Don't see it if Don't like Shakespeare.

Original, Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Romantic

See it if you like the classics

Don't see it if you don't like drama


See it if You love romance

Don't see it if You dont like old plays

Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if My Daughter and Granddaughter, my Granddaughter says this is all she wants for Christmas nothing else just tickets to Hamilton

Don't see it if My Granddaughter will be so disappointed if she does not win these tickets, she sing Hamiliton constantly she knows it by heart !!

Clever, Delightful, Romantic

See it if Romeo

Don't see it if Juliet

Ambitious, Dizzying, Great acting

See it if A new twist on an old tale

Don't see it if You want things to be the way they were when all things were still at their beginning.

Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if I loved it

Don't see it if Your to soft hearted

Intelligent, Quirky, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you love Shakespeare!

Don't see it if You cant sit through a three hour show, short attention

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Intense, Romantic

See it if I loved it

Don't see it if If suicide is a trigger for you don't see it

Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if It's great.

Don't see it if Should have more shows like this.