Love at First Sight. From first shy glance, to a stolen moment away from disapproving eyes, to whirlwind romance that races to a dire conclusion, two love-struck teenagers risk everything to be together. Caught between their feuding families, Romeo and Juliet struggle to overcome generations of hatred and build a world where their love can thrive. Twists and tragedy hinder their desire to be together until they decide to take a chance on a daring scheme that hurtles them to their final fate.
Tumbling headlong in love. The story of Romeo and Juliet is a series of escalating events that lead to desperate outcomes. Intense passions rage on both sides with love mirroring hate. The choice to embrace your enemy comes at a terrible cost for these two young people and also for their community.
A star-crossed classic. The cultural influence of the world’s greatest and most enduring love story can’t be denied. The story resonates with all ages. Featuring an all-female company, our production takes inspiration from Shakespeare’s original casting practice, but with a modern sensibility giving a whole new look at this classic story.
Performed by Seattle Shakespeare’s Wooden O cast, this program is presented by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council. Support is provided, in part, by the City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, and our generous members and donors.