Many common phrases were coined by William Shakespeare, including "dead as a doornail," "vanish into thin air," and "Oh no, I'm falling." Start a dialogue with this GrouponLive deal.
- $19 for two tickets to Hope Summer Repertory Theatre presents Romeo and Juliet (up to a $41.40 value)
- When: any show of your choice through August 8
- Where: DeWitt Theatre
- Seating: left or right orchestra
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Click here to see a schedule of upcoming performances.
Student and senior discounted tickets are available, but this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Presents Romeo and Juliet
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.
So opens Romeo and Juliet, perhaps Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy and a timeless warning to grudge-bearing elders and impetuous youth alike. The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre adapts the Bard’s original text for a modern setting, showing that the accumulation of centuries can guard against neither petty rivalries nor the heady poison of young love. The Capulets and the Montagues have been battling for generations, but a chance encounter and instant connection between their scions, Romeo and Juliet, leads to reconciliation under the most tragic circumstances possible. After the famous balcony scene, an unforgettable vignette that descends into an argument about the meaning of the word “wherefore,” the lovers struggle against the fate their families have drawn for them, only to fall victim to their adolescent temerity. An immortal tale that takes on more dimensions with every new adaptation, Romeo and Juliet has inspired countless stories of star-crossed lovers, from West Side Story to High School Musical.
Hope Summer Repertory Theatre
Art never takes a vacation. That's the view of the creative minds at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, who have staged high-caliber shows for the past 40 years. Each summer, the company assembles a corps of more than 100 thespians and staff, deftly mixing veteran actors with fresh-faced young performers to create an electric blend of experience and enthusiasm. That mix of tradition and innovation informs the season, too—productions run the gamut from contemporary musicals to updated favorites that shine new footlights on venerable texts.