This one-of-a-kind performance is the result of a series of phone calls to people who were asked to tell, in their own words, the story of Romeo and Juliet from beginning to end. With some rather surprising twists and turns, given that no one seems to remember the exact plot, the myriad versions of the story compound in an array of competing scenarios. The participants try to invent themselves out of their own narrative blind alleys. Where memory fails, a kind of necessary creativity steps in to fill the void. What we are left with is a highly personal and original series of the famous story, infused with emotion and thoughts about love, need, and the complex nature of self-sacrifice.
Romeo & Juliet features Anne Gridley and Robert M. Johanson with Elisabeth Conner. The piece was conceived and directed by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, and drawn from conversations with Linda Copper, Eliotte Crowell, Anne Gridley, Teresa Gridley, Jo Liegerot, Robert M. Johanson, Zachary Oberzan and Kristin Worrall.
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