The Gonzaga Department of Theatre & Dance is proud to present: Romeo and Juliet | By William Shakespeare | Directed by Charles M Pepiton.
Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet is one of the most enduring plays in the English language, but what do we know about it? What do we remember? Why bring the lovers back? Romeo and Juliet die, but the play is not about their death. They love, but the play is not about their passion. If it were about either of these, we might not be told the entire plot in the first 14 lines of the play. Romeo ∞ Juliet is about the transformative power of a choice, despite all evidence and warnings to the contrary, to fully connect with another, that simultaneously selfish and selfless act wherein strength is found in weakness. This new adaptation, using Shakespeare’s original text, is about how such an event can be two very contradictory yet simultaneous moments. Juliet lives as she dies. She heals as she kills. What if we were to allow this dawn song to shift itself back into phase?