Romeo y Juliet


A tan poster for ROMEO Y JULIET, featuring two women embracing
Event Status
April 10, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
April 11, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
April 12, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
April 13, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
April 14, 2 to 4 p.m.
April 17, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
April 18, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
April 19, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
April 21, 2 to 4 p.m.
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre (map)

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

Romeo y Juliet contains mature language, depictions of suicide and moments of violence using stage effects.

Romeo y Juliet contiene lenguaje adulto y representaciones dramaticas de suicidio y violencia.

Approximate runtime is 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.

View the playbill for Romeo y Juliet.

View the educational resource guide for Romeo y Juliet.


April 10 at 7:30 p.m. (Preview)
April 11-13, 17-19 at 7:30 p.m.
April 14, 21 at 2:00 p.m. 


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