"Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. "
Romeo and Jules
An adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Adapted and directed by Geoff Korf, UW Drama faculty, Associate Director
April 17 – 28, 2019
Previews April 13 & 16
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre, University of Washington
What if your first love was someone you’d been told to hate? The most famous love story in the English language is not just a love story—it's also a tale of young people attempting to repair the damaged world their parents have offered them, and chart a new way forward. Will their explosive love spark a revolution, or will discord, violence, and unspeakable tragedy continue to rule? Featuring a gender-diverse cast of undergraduates from across the UW campus community, Romeo and Jules tells the story of what happens when the children of two families with very different worldviews fall in love. UW Drama Associate Director Geoff Korf directs this gender-expansive reimagining of Shakespeare’s tale of the destructive power of binary factions, and the transformative potential of youthful passion.