Drama. By James Zager.
Cast: 4m., 3w., 3 either gender. A deconstruction of Romeo and Juliet, this adaptation explores Shakespeare's original play using only the scenes in which Juliet appears to re-imagine the narrative of this enigmatic young girl. Since Juliet cannot roam the world freely, everything that happens outside her home must be told to her by others, both Capulet and Montague alike. Juliet must try to piece together the harsh reality of a tragic love born in a hostile world. Contemporary costumes, minimalistic set and a wry blend of classic and contemporary language are used to rediscover the tale of two star-crossed lovers brought forth from the fatal loins of feuding households as seen through the eyes of a secluded teenage girl. Open set. Approximate running time: 1 hour.