By William Shakespeare • Directed by Joel Ferrell
From Joel Ferrell, the director behind DTC’s 2014 blockbuster hit The Rocky Horror Show, Romeo and Juliet bursts breathlessly to life as the Bard’s immortal tale of impetuous young lovers and the senseless hatred that poisons their hope asks the question: can any generation escape the sins of the fathers? This sleek, sexy new production immerses you in the emotional chaos of two innocent teens fighting desperately to choose their own destiny. Contains violence and some mature themes.
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I brought 50 eighth graders to see Romeo and Juliet at a student matinee performance last Tuesday and they were enthralled. I had them right about the experience, and I thought I would share some of their thoughts with you: The staging was very interesting how they set both families opposite each other throughout the show to emphasize how everything, all the murders, suicides and fighting, was all because of a feud between Capulet and Montague. Tochi I think the director extracted the pure essence of the play in the end when Benvolio said one sentence and then ended his life, "All must be punished." And it's true. As a result of the feud, that the children wanted no part in, Romeo and Juliet took their lives. And Benvolio, having nobody left to live for, killed himself. This left both families without heirs and children all because of a fight that I bet no one remembers what started it. All must be punished. A line unheard until now, yet has such true meaning. Hunter The final scene is my favorite part of the play It really showed the pain that fighting can cause. It also shows how the young are affected by the old's decisions. Romeo and Juliet held on to the innocence of the love they felt until their dying breaths. The unending war between the Capulet and the Montague families had a devastating effect on their children, and when Benvolio holds the pistol to his head, it shows the adults that with enemies come consequences, and with the feud that they enforced, the young had no reason to live. Allysa My favorite character had to be Romeo. I loved the way he really showed that he was in love with Juliet. There wasn't a single moment that I had doubted that they were in love. Zach
I really liked it, especially the first part of it. The comedy was great and the last part of the play was great too. I never knew that was coming! Anyway, thanks for doing the play and making us laugh and enjoy it!
You be the judge...Dallas Theater Center's new take on this classic is contemporary and stripped down to 10 excellent actors. The director, Joel Ferrell, has turned the revolving stage and stark set design into a kind of court room where the actors testify and the audience weighs the evidence of this tragedy. Because you care - it's all the more painful.
I know I ranted and raved about how awesome the show was at the discussion after the show, but I have to say it again, fantastic job!!!! I'll be back to see it again!