- UBC Department of Theatre and Film
- Romeo & Juliet
Romeo & Juliet
Presented by Theatre at UBC.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Catriona Leger
“These violent delights have violent ends.”
Expect a brave and twisted approach to Shakespeare’s iconic story of lovers in a dangerous time from MFA Directing Candidate Catriona Leger. One of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved plays, Romeo and Juliet has set the precedent for tragic love stories since it’s first performance in 1594. Love is the overriding theme of the play, but not the dainty expression of the emotion that bad poets write about. Love in Romeo and Juliet is a brutal, powerful emotion that captures individuals and catapults them against their world, and, at times, against themselves. Drawing from the traditions of Bouffon, Clown and Cabaret, this theatre-in-the-round production will tickle, thrill and tantalize. Audiences will experience theatre as it was meant to be – LIVE.
Romeo & Juliet features original music performed live with a cast of 21.