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SHAKESPEARE'S R & J by Joe Calarco, in collaboration with KY Shakespeare

SHAKESPEARE'S R & J by Joe Calarco, in collaboration with KY Shakespeare

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Kentucky Shakespeare Headquarters

616 Myrtle Street

Louisville, KY 40208

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Perceptions and understanding are turned upside-down as the fun of play-acting turns serious.

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SHAKESPEARE'S R & J by Joe Calarco, in collaboration with KY Shakespeare image

Kentucky Shakespeare & Pandora Productions join forces to bring this play to the stage.

Shakespeare's R&J re-imagines the classic story of history's famous doomed lovers as a modern coming-of-age tale in this all-male adaptation. The play explores forbidden love, vulnerability, and burgeoning sexuality as students at a repressive school discover a banned copy of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. They steal into the night to recite the prohibited tale of adolescent passion and find themselves immersed in the story that begins to blur with their own lives as truths emerge.

NOTE: All audience members are currently required to wear a mask and provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend this production.

“Hot-blooded…Wrenching…[It] pulsates with an adolescent abandon and electricity of which Romeo himself might approve.” — The New York Times

“R&J is a gem, the most inventive reimagining of a classic in years.” — Wall Street Journal

“A revelatory adaptation. One will never view the Shakespeare war horse without this production in the mind’s eye.” — USA Today

“This is one of the most electrifying adaptations of Shakespeare I have ever seen. When it comes to originality, sexiness, and daring, it is right up there with West Side Story.” —The Telegraph (London)

“A superb version that will open your eyes and ears to the piece as if you were experiencing it with unjaded wonder for the first time.” —The Independent (London)

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Louisville, KY 40208

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