The story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is one of the most enduring tales in our world. It is a story of true love, and that love denied; a story of ancient conflicts between rivals; a story of what damage can be done in the name of family, loyalty, and unthinking passion. And as old as this story is, it is also current, and appears almost every day in the news across the world - it can even find its way into our own schools, neighborhoods, and homes.
Kane Rep's staging of Romeo and Juliet honors an ancient tradition of storytelling, using simple means to express profound truths. Where a stick might become a sword, or a cap a crown, a lone figure a teeming crowd. When you join us for this beautiful play by the river, we invite you to do as Shakespeare said and allow us to 'on your imaginary forces work.'