Venue Details

Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington, VA 22206
703-820-9771
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 53 members
Review from Amy T
Red Velvet 268 events 68 reviews

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.

reviewed Feb 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from ALAN M KING
30 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Robin Rothrock
Red Velvet 183 events 123 reviews

5-stars to the actors. They were great. Great staging, as always, by the Signature team. 3-stars for the story. The interpretation was a bit too homo-erotic for my taste.

reviewed Feb 10 2013 report as inappropriate
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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.

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