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Pocket Universe Presents JULIET + ROMEO

Pocket Universe, producer of the acclaimed Julius Caesar set in an all-girls high school, has announced JULIET + ROMEO an adaption of William Shakespeare's epic tragedy set in the imagination of a modern teen as she reads Romeo & Juliet for the first time. Conceived and directed by Alyssa May Gold (Julius Caesar, The Maid's Tragedy), the show will run from January 16-February 2, 2019 at the Access Theater (380 Broadway) in TriBeCa. Opening night is set for Friday, January 18. Casting will be announced at a later date.

Two households, both alike in dignity. One belongs to Juliet Capulet, the other to a teenage girl reading Romeo + Juliet for the first time in 2019, desperately looking for the great love story she has been promised. After exploring the relationship between girls and power in Julius Caesar and sex and power in The Maid's Tragedy, Pocket Universe turns its attention to the power of perspective in this new adaptation of Shakespeare's most famous work; and how, as time and humanity evolve, the classics are received today.

Pocket Universe is a New York City-based theater and film Production Company founded by Alyssa May Gold dedicated to reconsidering and reimagining classic stories and conventions. Their 2017 production of Julius Caesar set in an all-girls high school was hailed as "a radical take on the tragedy... with the capacity to take women seriously at the heart of all" by The New York Times and The Village Voice stated the production featured "provocative staging...that would leave the Bechdel test in its dust." Stage Buddy raved, "You're going to be hard-pressed to find a more unique, inventive staging of Shakespeare's political drama. The all-female cast feels like a breath of fresh air. Julius Caesar has never been so potent, so moving, or so riveting."

JULIET + ROMEO is produced as part of the 2019 Access Theater Association Series.

Tickets for JULIET + ROMEO are on sale now here. The performance schedule is Tuesday-Sunday at 8PM.


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