Romeo & Juliet; Virtually - LIVE!

Comedy · miles beyond entertainment · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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October 04, 2023
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What I liked

According to uno online, there is a standout performance as Mercutio by Adam Gillen, who plays his part with a dangerous, bug-eyed energy a little like that of his Mozart in the National Theatre’s Amadeus. Sirine Saba is a nerdy and neurotic Nurse, bringing comedy and warmth without turning the part into a clucking hen cliche.

What I didn't like


My overall impression

This is a high-stakes rewiring of Romeo and Juliet with so much energy and cleverness at play that the romance is barely missed at all. The production is recalibrated to focus on Verona’s pervading social sickness and gang violence (there are not only knives but drugs and guns) as well as youth disillusionment and trauma.

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