VERONA WALLS to Run 3/3-26 at Workshop Theater
Some Shakespearean tragedies are ripe for a prequel; amidst the chaos and bloodshed, you wonder what happened to get us here, and what might be going on just out of view. In "Verona Walls," playwright Laura Hirschberg, a Shakespeare devotee since childhood, imagines a background story for "Romeo and Juliet" that is separate from the ancient grudges that frame the Bard's tragedy. She spins a separate and most profound "bromance" for the Montague boys in this new play, which centers on the loves and mistakes of Mercutio--Romeo's best friend and Shakespeare's notorious scene-stealer--as the action of "Romeo and Juliet" plays out somewhere offstage. The Workshop Theater, 312 West 36th Street, will present the play's world premiere March 3 to 26, directed by DeLisa M. White.
Check out this promo for the show!