Verona Walls
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Verona Walls
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Verona Walls NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(12 Reviews)
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100%
Mixed
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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.

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Member Reviews (12)

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119 Reviews | 23 Followers
100
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

84 Reviews | 37 Followers
70
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.

40 Reviews | 41 Followers
70
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.

2 Reviews | 2 Followers
72
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.

2 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
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

1 Review | 0 Followers
80
Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant, Delightful, Epic

See it if Ok

Don't see it if What

1 Review | 0 Followers
93
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.

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
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.

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.”
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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."
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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."
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TheaterScene.com
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."
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