With the exception of disputed pro-football coin tosses and extreme debate clubs, the stage remains the only venue where arguments are regularly settled with a sword fight. Behold a dramatic settling of differences with this GrouponLive deal.
- $12 for one ticket to American Repertory Ballet presents Romeo and Juliet (up to a $45 value)
- When: Friday, October 11, at 8 p.m.
- Where: State Theatre
- Seating: mid-orchestra, mid-balcony, upper balcony, or gallery
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- View the orchestra seating chart and the balcony and gallery seating chart.
A free pre-performance insight will take place at 7 p.m. on October 11 at the United Methodist Church, 323 George Street in New Brunswick, and will be led by ARB’s ballet aficionado, Mary Pat Robertson.
American Repertory Ballet 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. In a production hailed by Critical Dance's Jerry Hochman as "emotionally and artistically fulfilling," and lead by Artistic Director Douglas Martin and Conductor Kynan Johns, American Repertory Ballet's company of 30 dancers wordlessly act out the timeless story of tumultuous rivalries and young love, all underscored by the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra performing Prokofiev's score. 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.
The State Theatre was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.
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