An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed. A young lovesick, Romeo Montague falls instantly in love with Juliet Capulet, who is due to marry her father’s choice, Count Paris. With the help of Juliet’s nurse, the women arrange for the couple to marry the next day, but Romeo’s attempt to halt a street fight leads to the death of Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt, for which Romeo is banished. In a desperate attempt to be reunited with Romeo, Juliet follows the Friar’s plot and fakes her death. The message fails to reach Romeo, and he takes his life in her tomb, believing Juliet dead. Juliet wakes to find Romeo’s corpse beside her and kills herself. The grieving families agree to end their feud.
*This production contains depictions of suicide, moments of violence, and references to drug use. It contains gunshot sound effects and the use of stage blood.