Shakespeare's R&J: Joe Calarco's Riveting Drama-Within-A-Drama
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The last date listed for Shakespeare's R&J was Sunday March 3, 2013 / 7:00pm.
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You may know Beaches best as a classic big-screen tear-jerker, or you may know it as the bestselling novel upon which the movie was based. Either way, there's exciting news about this tale of two extraordinary women and their long friendship: It's now a live musical co-written by the novel's author, Iris Rainer Dart. Catch the world premiere at Signature Theatre and relive the laughter, adventure and sorrow of outlandish Cee Cee and beautiful, privileged Bertie. Despite their differences, they become childhood friends, and embark on a tumultuous 30-year journey in which they go from pen-pals to roommates to romantic rivals to emotional supporters during life's most meaningful moments. Learn More
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This is very well done--excellent acting and engaging. This was the complete Romeo & Juliet (as well as extras) so I was a bit surprised at that. Very good interpretation. Not for everyone, though, as it is the complete work and runs 2 3/4 hours.
Quotes & Highlights
- “Breath-stopping ... The inventiveness, the cleverness of the staging and the boundless energy of the cast keep us glued to our seats” — <a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/shakespeares-rj-at-signature-theatre-an-old-heartache-gets-an-electric-jolt/2013/02/13/c7d8281c-7620-11e2-9889-60bfcbb02149_story.html "><em>The Washington Post</em> </a>
- “Visual magic ... A bracing in-the-round production” — <a target="_blank" href="http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/classicalmusic/2013/02/signature_theatre_stages_brill.html "><em>The Baltimore Sun </em></a>
- “This is Shakespeare at its best: raw, athletic, passionate ... sexy” — <a target="_blank" href="http://brightestyoungthings.com/articles/playdc-rj-signature-theatre.htm"><em>Brightest Young Things</em></a>
Four young men. One scarf. Shakespeare’s transcendent saga of forbidden love reimagined in a brave and bold in-the-round setting.
A repressive all-male Catholic boarding school bans Romeo and Juliet in favor of Latin conjugations and the Ten Commandments. Four students unearth a secret copy and steal into the night to recite the prohibited tale of adolescent passion. While it begins as a lark, the story gradually draws the boys into a discovery of universal truth that parallels their own coming-of-age. A riveting drama within a drama, Shakespeare’s R&J transcends the boundaries between play and player.