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 languages most recognized love stories in a wholly new way.
Butand heres your spoiler alertdont 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.
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