Romeo & Juliet

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Romeo & Juliet

April 30- May 11, 2014

 

Choreography by Krzysztof Pastor
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Live music performed by The Chicago Philharmonic


This contemporary rendition of the classic Shakespearean tale is set in Italy against a striking multimedia backdrop which depicts three different political eras of the 20th century. Throughout each time period, the timeless tale of love and loss unfolds to Prokofiev’s formidably dramatic score. Bravura dancing, touching lyricism and epic storytelling unite in this rendering of ill-fated true love.

U.S. Premiere

 

"a masterful achievement on every level"

"flawless...transcendent"

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

Read full review here.

 

The Chicago Tribune's Laura Molzahn gives Romeo & Juliet 3.5 stars!

Read full review here.


“Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast. Would I were sleep and peace, so sweet to rest.”

- William Shakespeare

 

Approximate run time is 2 hours including one intermission.

 

Meet the Artists Dates

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1:00pm - Jeraldine Mendoza & Yoshihisa Arai
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:30pm - Amanda Assucena & Alberto Velazquez
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm - Christine Rocas & Rory Hohenstein

 

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Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo & Juliet

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Romeo & Juliet

April 30- May 11, 2014

 

Choreography by Krzysztof Pastor
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Live music performed by The Chicago Philharmonic


This contemporary rendition of the classic Shakespearean tale is set in Italy against a striking multimedia backdrop which depicts three different political eras of the 20th century. Throughout each time period, the timeless tale of love and loss unfolds to Prokofiev’s formidably dramatic score. Bravura dancing, touching lyricism and epic storytelling unite in this rendering of ill-fated true love.

U.S. Premiere

 

"a masterful achievement on every level"

"flawless...transcendent"

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

Read full review here.

 

The Chicago Tribune's Laura Molzahn gives Romeo & Juliet 3.5 stars!

Read full review here.


“Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast. Would I were sleep and peace, so sweet to rest.”

- William Shakespeare

 

Approximate run time is 2 hours including one intermission.

 

Meet the Artists Dates

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1:00pm - Jeraldine Mendoza & Yoshihisa Arai
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:30pm - Amanda Assucena & Alberto Velazquez
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm - Christine Rocas & Rory Hohenstein