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Romeo and Juliet (Giomi)

William Shakespeare, playwright
Rita Giomi, playwright


58 pgs. 2 female, 3 male
Doubling is possible
Audience Recommendation: 11+
Run Time: 90 minutes


This classic tale of love and death is both lively and accessible to young audiences. Romeo Montague and pals sneak into a ball given by the rival Capulet family, and there he first glimpses the beautiful Juliet. Later, beneath her balcony, he declares his loves which she embraces fully. Then a series of tragic events: Romeo’s kin Mercutio dies in a duel with Juliet’s cousin, Romeo kills in rash vengeance, Romeo & Juliet plan to marry in secret, Juliet fakes her death, Romeo does not get the message and kills himself, and then Juliet follows suit. This edited version deals with issues that have transcended time: youthful passion, parental disapproval, gang violence and teen suicide.

“In a new youth-oriented rendering of Romeo and Juliet, the Seattle Children’s Theatre makes the classic tale of love and death both lively and accessible.” – Seattle Times

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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