rj1The New York Times calls Shakespeare’s R&J, an 1998 off-Broadway hit by playwright Joe Calarco, a “hot-blooded adaptation.” It tells the story of four young prep school students who turn to the bard to vary the tedium of conjugating Latin and the rest of their very governed lives. As they share the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet, their perceptions and understanding are turned upside down and the fun of play-acting turns serious. This staging at Fabrefaction Theatre Conservatory is directed by Serenbe Playhouse’s Brian Clowdus and features, among others, Kyle Brumley (last season’s Equus at Actor’s Express.)

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About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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