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Shakespeare Festival – Romeo & Juliet

June 1, 2018 - June 24, 2018


Shakespeare Festival’s most anticipated event of the year is our mainstage production in Forest Park. In 2018, Romeo & Juliet returns to Shakespeare Glen for the first time since their inaugural season.

The Green Show is traditionally a prelude to an evening’s main performance and serves as a means of preparing the audience for that night’s offerings. At Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, our 90-minute Green Show includes featured local musical acts, jugglers, a family craft area, and more

Summary: In Verona, Sampson and Gregory (Capulet servants) complain that they will not put up with insults from the Montague family. Abram and Balthasar (Montague servants) appear and the four start quarreling. Benvolio (Lord Montague’s nephew) appears and tries to break up the quarrel, but Tybalt (Lady Capulet’s nephew) appears and picks a fight with Benvolio. At length, officers try to break up the fight, even while Lord Capulet and Lord Montague begin to fight one another. The Prince of Verona (Escalus) appears and stops the fighting, proclaiming sentences of death to any that renew the fighting.


June 1, 2018
June 24, 2018
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