OFFICIAL WINNER OF THE HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS’ ENCORE AWARD
The beloved story of Romeo and Juliet is refreshed in this original adaptation of Shakespeare’s play. While leaving the lofty language untouched, the text has been trimmed, the cast has been whittled and fair Verona is now located in the Coachella Valley. This unique concept portrays the Montagues as musicians and the Capulets as influencers. Music, costumes and simulated drug use help set a modern tone, as does diverse casting – and this is the first known produced version of the play in which Juliet is a wheelchair user. This production leans into the humor found in the first half of the play, handles the tender moments between the lovers with the utmost care and cuts no corners in the inevitable death scenes.