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497 Star Starred
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington, VA 22206
703-820-9771
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JimR
Had real trouble eating at Lotus Grill beforhand. Slow and confused.
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JimR
The parking garage
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JimR
The parking
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JimR
Parking at the free garage behind the theater was very convenient.
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Jan P
Get there early.
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Jan P
Casual.
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Website

http://www.signature-theatre.org/shows/shakespeares-rj

Quotes & Highlights

“Breath-stopping … The inventiveness, the cleverness of the staging and the boundless energy of the cast keep us glued to our seats” — "_The Washington Post_ ":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
“Visual magic … A bracing in-the-round production” — _The Baltimore Sun _
“This is Shakespeare at its best: raw, athletic, passionate … sexy” — Brightest Young Things

Description

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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre is a Tony Award(r)-winning, non-profit professional theater company with a mission to produce contemporary musicals and plays, reinvent classic musicals, develop new work, and reach its community through engaging educational and outreach opportunities.