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January 28th

Shakespeare's R & J

  • Location: Henry Clay Theatre
  • 604 S. 3rd Street
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40208
  • Time:
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Contact: Robert Silverthorn III
  • Email: rob@kyshakespeare.com
  • Phone: (502) 574-9900

Shakespeare's R & J

recurring event

Four young prep school students decide to vary their very governed lives. After school, they all take turns reading Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet aloud. The Bard’s words and the story itself are thrilling to the boys, and they become swept away, enmeshed in the emotion so much so that they break school rules in order to continue their readings. The rigidity of their lives begins to parallel the lives of the characters in the play: roles in the family, society, and gender soon seem to make all the sense in the world, and then, suddenly, they seem to make no sense at all. Two eventually emerge playing Romeo and Juliet exclusively, bringing a whole new dimension to the proceedings. Perceptions and understanding are turned upside-down as the fun of play-acting turns serious, and the words and meanings begin to hit home and universal truths emerge.


Upcoming Dates For This Event:

  • Friday, January 28
  • Saturday, January 29
  • Sunday, January 30
  • Thursday, February 3
  • Friday, February 4
  • Saturday, February 5
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