Medium romeo
Ends Jul 29

Romeo and Juliet (New York Classical Theatre)

Members say: Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Delightful, Strong acting

About the show

New York Classical Theater presents this free, outdoor staging of Shakespeare's classic tragic romance, performed at parks throughout New York City. ... Read more

In fair Verona, Italy, the long-standing feud between families Montague and Capulet cause tragic results for their respective children, Romeo and Juliet. After meeting at a masked ball, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, only to discover the surname of their beloved. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the lovers to take drastic measures.  In the end, both families learn the perils of needless violence.  

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“A smartly streamlined adaptation...featuring a dynamic cast of six...An immersive site-specific participatory production...The entire cast fluently delivers first the wit, then the drama...While maintaining a rapid-fire pace that keeps the audience enthralled and engaged...NY Classical Theatre’s production isn’t just free, it’s priceless – a thoroughly accessible, comprehensible, and inclusive opportunity to experience...Shakespeare in an excitingly transportive and personal way.” Full Review

Exquisite, Great acting, Must see, Romantic, Great staging

See it if You are looking for great acting and awesome direction

Don't see it if You are not an outdoorsy person

Also New York Classical Theater never disappoints. ... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Unique and fun

See it if Not just Shakespeare in the Park because here the park is actually the set. There is no stage. Very engaging and enjoyable.

Don't see it if You want to sit comfortably and relax — audience was on blankets on the ground or standing. (Of course you could bring a chair.)

Also All the actors were very good. Romeo was particularly dynamic and char... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Strong acting, Strong directing, Beautiful setting

See it if you enjoy Shakesp and/or Central Park. The combination is enchanting. Polished, professional productn. Fun to rove. 6 actors play all parts.

Don't see it if you're a die-hard WS purist. Lines are cut to yield 100 minutes. There is no balcony. But verse is well-spoken/audience kids are cute. Free!

Also Each summer I look forward to the NYCT's offerings. Stephen Burdman's ... Read more Read less

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