Stage To Screen: Romeo and Juliet

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 | 2:00 PM

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Falling headlong in love, two teenagers defy the long-simmering hatred between their families. But daring to love one’s enemy comes with a terrible cost, as the needless sacrifice of young lives brings this heartbreaking story to its tragic conclusion.
In this Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, two families of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets, have long been embroiled in a bitter feud – but despite their parents’ enmity, Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet) fall in love at first sight.
The sympathetic Friar Laurence marries them in secret - but for these two “star-crossed lovers,” love and death seem fated to entwine in a tragic embrace.

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  • “The cobwebs have been dusted off of the text, making you feel as if you’re hearing it for the first time”  The Globe and Mail
  • “Evan Buliung is an electric Mercutio”  National Post
  • “This play, so often produced, [comes] fresh to life on the Festival stage … Scott Wentworth’s [production of it] may be the best of them all”  National Post
  • “One of the best productions of Romeo and Juliet I’ve seen” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • “Captivating from start to finish”  Broadway World
  • “A rare treat”  Toronto Star
  • “Sara Farb is the true spark that sets this production on fire …  [and] Antoine Yared’s finely etched portrayal is the ideal complement  to the seemingly more self-assured Juliet.”  Postmedia

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