This season’s annual Booth Amphitheatre Shakespeare production takes a historical twist on the timeless tale of love and tragedy.
ROMEO AND JULIET will view Shakespeare’s classic love story from a uniquely American perspective by setting the action during the American Civil War era. It was a time when deep seated hatreds blinded people to the love that surrounded them, sometimes even pitting neighbor against neighbor and family against family. It was a desperate time, when two young lovers might need to risk everything to be with their beloved before the world turned upside down. Given that we are in the midst of observing 150 years since the Civil War era, it seems particularly relevant to present this perspective now. Through Shakespeare’s text, the production will explore how the destructive power of hate and the healing power of love swept up everyone in its path, Northerner and Southerner, rich and poor, slave and freeman, young and old, and changed our world forever.
Thursday – Saturday • October 4-6 • 7:30 p.m.
Tickets On Sale Friday, June 8 at noon
Tickets: $20/GA/Lawn, $30/Table seats, Groups of 10 or more,$10/ GA/Lawn. Kids 12 & under Free on the Lawn
Tickets can be purchased at Booth Amphitheatre
(Tuesday- Friday, Noon – 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) or through etix.com.
By phone call (800) 514-3849
Etix hours: Monday-Friday/ 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. EST
Saturday/10 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST & Sunday/12 – 8 p.m. EST