- $16 for one ticket to see Romeo and Juliet (up to $29.35 value)
- When: July 16–August 9
- Where: Guild Park
- General admission
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
Children younger than 12 are admitted for free.
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.
Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl defy their families to be together: it’s not an unfamiliar story. What sets Romeo & Juliet apart is what happens next. It’s an ending that defies spoiler warnings—Sergei Prokofiev, Leonardo DiCaprio, and high-school literature teachers everywhere have made the finale famous—but knowing what’s coming doesn’t make it any less devastating. The double-suicide, brought about by bad luck, worse timing, and some faulty communication, becomes all the more tragic when you consider their ages: Juliet is just under 14, Romeo not much older. That heartbreak, and the lush language that precedes it, is exactly what makes the play so unforgettable—though its countless adaptations (from West Side Story to Underworld) certainly haven’t hurt.