StarCrossed - A Prequel to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
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Once began as a music-fueled indie film that won the nation's heart in 2006, taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for its haunting love ballad "Falling Slowly." Now, Once has taken the Broadway stage by storm, earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The romantic tale follows a downtrodden Dublin street musician and a delightfully quirky Czech woman who meet in the least likely of places -- a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Their complicated lives make the path to love a rocky one, and they channel their feelings into the music they produce together -- him on guitar, her on piano, two voices harmonizing and setting them free, for a time, from the harsh realities of their lives. Learn More
Shipley envisioned _StarCrossed _as a hot-blooded and wildly romantic perspective on the ancient feud. With bawdy humor and extraordinary consequences, the play relates the adventures of the libertine DiSenna and his incestuous passion for his twin sister, Catherine. When Catherine is seduced by the thief, Capulet, lives hang in the balance as love, fortune, and honor are risked on the turn of a card, the edge of a sword. A tale of friendships gone awry and unforgivable acts committed in the name of love.
StarCrossed has been making its way across the county with productions in 2005 in San Francisco at the Phoenix Theatre and Sea Coast Repertory Theater in Portsmouth, N.H. Shipley, who studied under William Gibson (Miracle Worker), has written more than 20 plays that have been performed internationally. Shipley is the recipient of the Drama-logue “Play of the Year” Award for the comedy Caryatids and was a nominee for an NAACP Image Award for Writing in Television. Shipley holds an MFA from Brandies University.
The LA premiere of StarCrossed is directed by Tony Caballero and the cast features Murielle Zuker, Karine Chakarian, Andrea Pandzades, Elizabeth Amman, James Harvey Ward, Patrick Cavanaugh, Ian Carroll, and Rocky Bajwa. The show is produced by James Carey.