[a different] Romeo & Juliet

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Length: 75 minutes

Cast size: 8-20+ Variable

SYNOPSIS:    An adaptation of the Bard’s classic play with a twist: Romeo and Juliet are both boys. Romeo Mongoose and Juliet Catapult fall in love as their families’ obnoxious and occasionally deadly feud disrupts the local tourism industry. As Lord Catapult schemes to have his son wed the wealthy heiress Paris Motel 6, Juliet and Romeo marry with the help of the local fry cook. The LGBTQ adaptation was written for a junior high drama class in Texas. Although a campy comedy, the play turns serious late – before finding a happy ending for Juliet and his Romeo. *LGBTYA*

 

WHY THIS PLAY:    Read my Howlround Articles about the process

http://howlround.com/making-queer-theatre-with-young-people-in-texas-the-project

and

http://howlround.com/notes-from-the-skybridge-production-of-romeo-and-juliet

 

Read the play on the New Play Exchange OR contact BriandanielOglesby(at)gmail.com

 

 

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