Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to see Romeo and Juliet at High Point Theatre as part of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. For $12, you get one ticket for orchestra seating (up to a $24 value). Doors open one hour before the show. Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, September 23, at 2 p.m.
- Thursday, September 27, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, September 30, at 2 p.m.
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. For its 35th main-stage production, the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival re-positions the Bard’s original text in 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.