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1900 Star Starred
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington, VA 22206
703-820-9771
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67 reviews
22 stars
attended Feb 05 2013

Although the show's lighting is terrific, the continual foot stomping around the stage became very tedious. We were among an astonishing number of patrons heading for the door at intermission.

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 05 2013

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.

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2 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 23 2013

Loud, fast, energetic, tedious; the agressive rhythms & pretentious stylizations crowded out any chance of subtle or perceptive characterizations of the four students or of the characters in the Shakespearean text they purported to read. Sorry I...continued

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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.