Lovesick teenagers. Strict parents. Rebellion. No wonder modern kids connect so well with Shakespeare’s tragic teens. Romeo falls for Juliet. Juliet swoons for Romeo. The young ‘star-cross’d lovers’ are torn apart by an old family feud. It’s a classic boy meets girl, boy loses girl love story.
In 2012, Bell Shakespeare presents an abridged version of a mainstage production especially for students. Cut back to 90 minutes to fit school schedules and showcase key scenes, students will experience the full force of a theatrical production of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.