San Jose Youth Shakespeare presents
Romeo and Juliet
At the Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose
- Wednesday, May 1st, 7 p.m.
- Thursday, May 2nd, 7 p.m.
- Friday, May 3rd, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, May 4th, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- Sunday, May 5th, 3 p.m.
Available now at http://www.youthshakes.org/tickets/
$8 in advance
$10 at the door
Children 7 and under are free (but please reserve a ticket)
Approximately 2:45 hours, including two intermissions (home-baked treats for sale!)
“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” San Jose Youth Shakespeare’s talented cast of young actors performs the beloved tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. This story of feuding families and young love permeates our popular culture, but have you seen Shakespeare’s original version? Come experience Romeo and Juliet as it was meant to be: performed live, “as it hath been often (with great applause) plaid publiquely.”
Our young company’s rendition of this classic work emphasizes the youth of the protagonists. Romeo, Juliet, and several supporting roles are played by boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 16, while some of our older members play their parents, the Prince, Mercutio, and Tybalt. Several sword and buckler and rapier and dagger fights are featured in the play, and a happy band of servants provides some comic relief. Please join us as we kick off our 10th Anniversary year with this full-length Shakespeare production.
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