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Verona Walls

From 12 member  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. More…

In fair Verona where we lay our scene, an ancient grudge has very little to do with Mercutio's difficulties in love. Classical verse is mixed with 'Star Wars' references and Beatles lyrics in this tragicomedy about the lives and loves of Shakespeare's characters before they got swept up in the Bard's work.

Member Reviews (12)


Clever, Entertaining, Romantic, Original, Ambitious
Avg Score

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.

Inventive, Playful, Clumsy, Scattered, Juvenile

See it if the idea of 'hipster Shakespeare' intrigues you. Great prequel concept; could be a knock-out if the playwright had the courage to simplify.

Don't see it if you don't have empathy for new work. 40mins & all jukebox songs MUST be cut, yet Ryan McCurdy's masterful Mercutio makes the night worth it.

Funny, Ambitious, Great acting, Original, Romantic

See it if you like Shakespeare and outstanding acting. Original adaptations

Don't see it if Not sure what to say here.

Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Great writing, Must see

See it if You love a different take on Shakespeare. Great acting wonderful singing it was awesome. I had a wonderful time

Don't see it if You don't appreciate Shakespearean theme

Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant, Delightful, Epic

See it if Ok

Don't see it if What

Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You get a kick out of Shakespeare references, modern music and clever quips mixed with poignant acting and a great story.

Don't see it if The combination of Shakespeare and the Beatles would bother you.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Original, Must see

See it if You enjoy great acting, great music and a clever and fast paced show!

Don't see it if If you've seen it before but then again it's worthy of repeat viewing.

Entertaining, Clever, Enchanting, Ambitious, Romantic

See it if You like smart and referential theater.

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

Great writing, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if you love witty banter, loyal friendships, and Shakespeare!

Don't see it if you don't believe in true friendship and hate Romeo and Juliet

Great acting, Intelligent, Original, Riveting, Romantic

See it if you love Shakespeare, wordplay, Bowie, romance...

Don't see it if you prefer your theater to be gritty and miserable.

Clever, Delightful, Raunchy, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You like Shakespeare, nerd references and romance.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of mixing contemporary and classical styles. Hate fun.

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 ac...
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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, 'Ve...
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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 to...
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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 –...
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