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Romeo and Juliet
June 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until June 18, 2017
One event on June 17, 2017 at 2:00pm
One event on June 18, 2017 at 2:00pm
This year Bard in the Park will be taking audiences to Verona to witness the ill-fated love of Romeo and Juliet. Our lovers find each other in the year 1919, in the aftermath of one of humanity’s greatest tragedies. The Great War took the lives of over one million Italians, wrought economic havoc, and left the people of Italy desperate for change, or desperate to win glory for their country, or, simply, desperate.
How do you cope in the wake of such tragedy? How can we work together, and better love each other, when so much divides us?
These questions echo throughout the play. Characters hate, and love, and, use, and cherish each other. Through it all they struggle to understand the new world being built around them. Of course Romeo and Juliet is above all a love story, and love will prove to be the most potent catalyst for understanding.