SHAKESPEARE'S R & J
Shakespeare’s R & J is an arresting, vibrant & hot-blooded adaptation of Romeo and Juliet that pulsates with an adolescent abandon and electricity of which Romeo himself might approve.
Taking place after curfew in the world of a parochial boarding school for boys, four repressed students discover Shakespeare’s incredible love story. What starts off as a light hearted, reading of the forbidden text, gradually becomes more dangerous as these young men are allowed to explore their pent up energy and adolescent passion which has been boiling under the surface all along.
Their experiment ends in an impassioned and honest performance of the play without the restrictions of gender, race, or sexuality. With no set, no costume changes or props (except a piece of red fabric), The Journeymen bring the essence of this classic play vividly alive with the sheer theatricality of this timeless story.
With remarkable power and virtuosity, the four actors of R & J, Brenton Abens, Luke Daigle, Adam Kander and Chris Necker produce a vivid exploration of youth, sexual identity, and the liberating powers of art and love. Shakespeare’s R & J is directed by Journeymen Artistic Director, Frank Pullen.
Coach House Theater
6205 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|