Verona Walls
Closed 2h 0m
Verona Walls

Verona Walls NYC Reviews and Tickets

(12 Reviews)
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Romantic, Original, Ambitious

About the Show

The Workshop Theater presents a story of real love in Shakespeare's star-crossed city, complete with misunderstandings, perfect happiness, and devastating heartbreak.

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (12)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Original, Romantic

See it if You love a new story about love and loyalty with great acting and singing

Don't see it if You hat Romeo and Juliet

Ambitious, Clever, Cliched, Original, Romantic

See it if you want to support new plays, or are into mash-ups and/or Shakespeare updates/adaptations.

Don't see it if quirk and/or anachronisms annoy you.

Critic Reviews (4)

Front Row Center
March 8th, 2016

"Playwright Laura Hirschberg takes a powerful swing at making an original theater piece out of an oft-told-tale. It works. And, it works in the modest digs of the Workshop Theater…'Verona Walls' comes off as fresh and fun—even clever…McCurdy is quite remarkable. He is the standout in a cast of accomplished performers…Director DeLisa M. White milks the youthful exuberance of the characters. The very best moments in 'Verona Walls' are those that capture the playfulness that goes with youth.”
Read more

Theater In The Now
March 21st, 2016

"A blend of Shakespearean zingers and modern references create a textual concoction that's hard to swallow...When it appears confused, it becomes confusing to those watching…The way Hirschberg and White incorporated the music took away from the heart of the piece…Despite the woes of the text, 'Verona Walls' featured a capable company that was nothing short of entertaining…Yes, it is entertaining and the company is efficient in bringing fun, but 'Verona Walls' is problematic."
Read more

New York Theatre Review
March 15th, 2016

"If you’re looking for passionate kissing and witty one-liners, this show is right up your alley...The cast is young and channels that energy nicely into well-crafted onstage relationships that are a joy to watch. That said, most also have a tendency to carry a joke or dramatic moment one beat too far, pushing some moments into a melodramatic place...'Verona Walls' is overdramatic at times, yes, but this is a 'Romeo and Juliet' story and drama is certainly to be expected."
Read more
March 7th, 2016

"Kudos to Laura Hirschberg for almost pulling it off, and the excellent cast, for making these potentially annoying bros into people it wouldn’t kill you to know...Without the cross-time, cutesy cultural references, there’s a real play here. It would be interesting if Hirschberg wrote that play – she’s good enough to pull it off. In the meantime, 'Verona Walls' has much to entertain, charm, and delight you, and is well worth seeing."
Read more

Watch This Next (3)

111 Reviews
Ends Nov 13
NYC: Midtown W

Deirdre O’Connell lip-syncs to recordings of playwrights Lucas Hnath's mother.

259 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

An exuberant, pop celebration of 21st century girl power featuring the wives of Henry VIII.

115 Reviews
Ends Nov 14
NYC: Midtown W

The true story of Reality Winner told through text from the FBI transcript of her interrogation.