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Juliet and Romeo

Lauri Sipari, Liisa Urpelainen

 “For never was a story of more woe (or joy?),
than this of Juliet and her Romeo!”
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

In Shakespeare’s tragedy, teenage lovers have to flee but that plan ends with death in a grim sepulchre because that is the only way the legend of all-powerful love can come into being. Yet how would this most famous of love stories in world literature have ended if the escape plan of those young lovers had succeeded? These Finnish authors offer us a possible vision of what would have followed their escape. What would have become of this story if decades had passed since that day? And if Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet had met once again by chance and then each had looked back at what had happened in the meantime from their own point of view? Why did everything turn out the way it did? And indeed, is there a story of more woe than the separation of all-powerful love…

Premiere: 18 October 2015 in the Paintshop stage.

Group project
Set design Inga Vares (guest)
Translated by Maimu Berg
Cast: Kersti Kreismann and Martin Veinmann

Dates Start time Kirjeldus Stage