21:30, Tue 6th – Sat 10th March 2018 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 7
Come here. Come close.
Press your ear to the earth
So I know you’re listening."
Verona. The heat simmering.
Sharman Macdonald’s blend of light lyricism and staccato colloquialism imagines a drama in the wake of Romeo and Juliet’s suicides.
Prince Escalus has ordered lasting peace, but the lives of the remaining young Capulets and Montagues are still governed by the same forces of love, fear, and hatred. Rosaline - once the object of Romeo’s swiftly forgotten passion - arrives on stage with venom. In the absence of Romeo, she must attempt to establish control within the Capulet family, reconciling her jealous resentment towards Juliet with the familial duty which is all that remains to her.