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Romeo and Juliet at Little Colonel Playhouse


10/25/2019 - 10/26/2019


Little Colonel Playhouse

302 Mt Mercy Dr #8020
Pee Wee Valley, 40056
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The prologue of Romeo and Juliet calls the title characters starcrossed loversand the stars do seem to conspire against theseyoung lovers.Romeo is a Montague, and Juliet a Capulet. Their families areenmeshed in a feud, but the moment they meetwhen Romeo and hisfriends attend a party at Juliets house in disguisethe two fall in loveand quickly decide that they want to be married.A friar secretly marries them, hoping to end the feud. Romeo and hiscompanions almost immediately encounter Juliets cousin Tybalt, whochallenges Romeo. When Romeo refuses to fight, Romeos friendMercutio accepts the challenge and is killed. Romeo then kills Tybaltand is banished. He spends that night with Juliet and then leaves forMantua.Juliets father forces her into a marriage with Count Paris. To avoidthis marriage, Juliet takes a potion, given her by the friar, that makesher appear dead. The friar will send Romeo word to be at her familytomb when she awakes. The plan goes awry, and Romeo learnsinstead that she is dead. In the tomb, Romeo kills himself. Julietwakes, sees his body, and commits suicide. Their deaths appear finallyto end the feud. (From Folger Shakespeare Library)--Louisville Creative Arts Academy

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