Shakespeare's Sister Launches Indiegogo Campaign for All-Female ROMEO AND JULIET Off-Broadway
Shakespeare's Sister Company launches their fifth season with an indiegogo campaign dedicated to their anniversary production of "Romeo & Juliet". William Shakespeare's epic tragedy will be set in the roaring 1920's of Chicago when gang rivalries arose over power struggles within the underworld culture. We will perform "Romeo and Juliet" in a New York City theater, which was originally a prohibition era speakeasy where jazz great, John Coltrane, and legendary singer, Frank Sinatra had performed.
Emulating the Al Capone vs. Bugsy Malone rivalry, the Capulets represent the Italian south side and the Montagues, the Irish north side. Underground Speakeasies provide a mysterious escape from the strict laws of prohibition. With a high unemployment rate leading toward the Great Depression, desperate people take desperate measures to maintain jobs. Women have just gained the right to vote, but there is still much to fight for in this patriarchal culture.
Formed in 2008, the Shakespeare's Sister Company is a not-for-profit dedicated to empowering women through the theater in education and performance. Our founder, Kris Lundberg, has spent the past 13 years advocating for progressive women's rights of female performers and educational advancement for all children.
Patrons of this production will be joining a movement that brings together savvy artists, teachers and volunteers who support women in the changing world through theatrical ventures. We produce our plays with competitive prices to keep the costs down for our audiences, and we welcome all who want to experience innovative, classic theater.
For indiegogo campaign details, visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/all-female-romeo-and-juliet-off-broadway/x/3998377. For company information, visit www.shakespearessister.org. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.