Rude Mechanicals present Romeo and Juliet live on Zoom and YouTube, Aug 15 & 16
The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Claudia Bach
Location: Online. Click here.
Saturday, August 15, 8 PM
Sunday, August 16, 2 PM — followed by a talkback with the cast and crew
Or join us live via YouTube on our channel:
The Rude Mechanicals and the Greenbelt Arts Center present this online production of Romeo & Juliet, the story of two young women in rural America fighting against the prejudices of their families and even themselves in order to be together. This cast brings new life, heart, and insight to this classic play.
From the Director:
“I wanted to explore how we overlook and miss the voices of young people. There is a striking lack of trust and communication between the young people in this community and the adults, and the consequences are dire. What does it mean for two young women, living in a town so small they’re practically isolated, to learn something about themselves — their love for each other — that suddenly makes them an Other? Alienated from the few people around them, who would they go to? Who would they trust? Suddenly, as the grapple not only with their secret infatuation but with the secret of their own identities, we can feel the full weight of the stakes Shakespeare is presenting to us, and the story begins to shed new light on what it is to love others and yourself.”
Performances will be online and open to the public. Please consider a suggested donation of $10 to support the work and expansion of both the Rude Mechanicals and the Greenbelt Arts Center.