This July, local company We Happy Few will present ROMEO AND JULIET at Source, located at 1835 14th St NW. The mission of the company is to provide “stripped down, small cast, ensemble productions that provide unique takes on classic texts.” This method will be exemplified in a fast-paced, 90-minute, 8 actor ROMEO AND JULIET.
Why take on Shakespeare’s perennially-performed tragedy of star-crossed lovers? The We Happy Few treatment will cut down the script, strip down the characters, and get to the root of Juliet’s plight. With only Juliet portrayed by a woman and all other characters – women and men – played by men, WHF explores the story of Juliet, strengthened by love, seeking to forge her own destiny in a world dominated by the wills of men. WHF maintains its commitment to illuminating the text while maintaining the integrity of Shakespeare’s characters, story and language.
ROMEO AND JULIET is a part of the 8th Annual Capital Fringe Festival July 11 – 28, 2013. Tickets can be purchased online at www.capfringe.org and over the phone through the Fringe box office.
Event begins at 7:30PM
Presented by: We Happy Few Productions