Romeo and Juliet Under the Stars at Cal Shakes
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The last date listed for Romeo and Juliet was Wednesday July 10, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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Great fun. The principals especially were wonderful. Juliet radiated beauty, and happiness until the tragic part starts- then she went through the gamut of emotions flawlessly and convincingly. Romeo was convincingly in love, energetic, impulsive, totally romantic. All the supporting cast was good, especially the nurse/prince and Benvolio/mother- the supporting actors doubled. The young people conveyed early adolescence very well- active, funloving, bawdy, quarrelsome. The action was a bit too manic for my taste, and there were mild sadistic and homosexual overtones that seemed out of place for the play, though fine for the Bay Area. CalShakes, as always, is a friendly, beautiful place to spend an evening. We were glad we brought cushions for the hard seats and a blanket for the cold,- we didn't need the binoculars. Great fun.
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We loved the new version of Romeo and Juliet, especially for the main characters' youthful exuberance and physicality. They were flying around the stage like excitable puppies and were quite believably smitten with each other and honest in their...continued
Terrace seating does not have pre-placed chairs; you may bring your own low-backed beach chair or rent one on site for $3.00.
This venue is outdoors. The theatre provides complimentary blankets on chilly evenings, but remember to dress warmly for cool nights.