Adapted by KJ Sanchez and Karen Zacarías, written by Karen Zacarías
from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
Directed by Anna Skidis Vargas
For never was a story of more woe, que este cuento de Juliet y su Romeo.
A bilingual adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most cherished works, Romeo y Juliet recounts the tale of two star-crossed lovers, daughters from the feuding houses of Capulet and Montague, reimagined in Alta, California in the 1840’s prior to the annexation of California to the United States. Set in the limbo between Mexican rule and new statehood, this retelling shifts between English and Spanish, bringing new life to a well-loved tale of love, bloodshed, family and fate.
“The adaptation by Karen Zacarías magically weaves Spanish into Shakespeare’s dialogue, forging a new poetry with the lyrical Spanish rhythms...Don’t miss it” – Theatrius
Contains mature content and themes including depictions of death and suicide.
April 10 at 7:30 p.m. (Preview)
April 11-13, 17, 19-20 at 7:30 p.m.
April 14, 21 at 2:00 p.m.
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