Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
May 19 - June 16, 2012

26-15 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY

(E,M,7, or G to Court Square)

With performances at 8pm on:
May 19
May 24 – 27
May 30 – June 3
June 5 – 10
June 12 – 16

Tickets – $18


Politics, passion, money, revenge, rebellion, deceit, and ten tons of love provide the powder keg of Empirical Rogue’s inventive take on Romeo and Juliet. The site-specific, immersive production unfolds from the moment  audience members step inside the abandoned garage, formerly Moe’s Taxi, in Long Island City.  A Romeo and Juliet so clear and relevant, you'll think it's your family teetering on the brink, your friends in mortal danger, your greatest love affair.

Four actors – Jacob Martin (Romeo), Susannah Hoffman (Juliet, Mercutio), Sarah Baskin (Nurse, Tybalt, Paris) and Doug Chapman (Friar, Benvolio) – perform all of the roles in the classic play. Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet in such a way that the majority of it can be played with only four actors. Doing so reveals a major structural metaphor: political decisions, like romantic and family decisions, are made by small groups of powerful people, making choices in real time, based on the information they have at hand.

Company Profile:
EMPIRICAL ROGUE fosters unity and understanding through theater. We facilitate change in the world through art, arts education, and arts outreach. EMPIRICAL ROGUE creates and performs theater that arises from the aesthetic demands and potentials of new and classical texts. With our audiences in New York and the larger world, we explore the extremes of human behavior through stories of lasting relevance. We form innovative arts education and arts outreach partnerships and collaborations with members of the communities where we produce our work.

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