NORWALK, Conn. – Hold onto your rhymed couplets, drama lovers. Romeo and Juliet, the classic Shakespearean tale of young love gone horribly wrong, is coming to town. July 18 through July 29, the celebrated drama festival, Shakespeare on the Sound, will retell one of the English language’s most recognized love stories in a wholly new way.
But—and here’s your spoiler alert—don’t expect a happy ending for this intrepid but ill-fated couple. All the tragedy, raw emotion and gratuitous violence you would expect from a good Shakespearean drama will still be on display, just with a few contemporary twists.
Performances will be held at Pickney Park (177 Rowayton Ave. in Norwalk). They are free and open to the public, with suggested donations of $20 for adults and $10 for students happily accepted.
Bring a blanket, a picnic and a bottle of wine to watch the sorrow unfold in all its juicy, poetic detail.
Shows begin at 7:30 p.m., but you should spread your blankets early, as seating is first come, first serve.
Check the Shakespeare on the Sound website for more details.