Juliet and Her Romeo

In its place, we will be performing California Suite.

A play adapted by Sean O’Connor & Tom Morris
Produced by Michael Emans
An amateur production presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, on behalf of Oberon Books

Wednesday 4th – Saturday 7th April 2018, 7.30pm
The Village Theatre, East Kilbride

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A story of a flourishing love affair in one generation, crushed by the financial and political concerns of another.  What family has not wrestled with the question of how we care for our parents as they become older and frailer?  Who will love them?  Who will support them?  Who will pay for their care?  And with that care, what controls should we apply?  If we have taken power of attorney, what about the freedom to fall in love, to give gifts, to marry unwisely?

Shakespeare’s tale of star crossed lovers is the quintessential tragedy.  However this production is unique in that it uses Shakespeare’s text, but casts our lovers in their 80s, with their anxious children, not their parents, seeking to prevent an imprudent and costly match.  This production proves Shakespeare’s text is a powerful love story for any generation.