• On sale: January 4
  • Student: February 15
  • Discussion: February 20 & 26
  • Pride: February 22

The Acclaimed Play

Four young men. One scarf. Shakespeare’s transcendent saga of forbidden love reimagined in a brave and bold in-the-round setting.

A repressive all-male Catholic boarding school bans Romeo and Juliet in favor of Latin conjugations and the Ten Commandments. Four students unearth a secret copy and steal into the night to recite the prohibited tale of adolescent passion. While it begins as a lark, the story gradually draws the boys into a discovery of universal truth that parallels their own coming-of-age. A riveting drama within a drama, Shakespeare’s R&J transcends the boundaries between play and player.

“A small miracle… Joe Calarco would appear to be a theater man of imagination and vision. This production is truly astonishing.” – The New York Times

“I’ve seldom seen teenage isolation, insecurity, vulnerability and pain so touchingly evoked.” – The Times

Watch. Listen.

Watch R&J video teasers of the show and behind the scenes interviews with the creative team here.

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Take a Peek Inside

Adapter and director, Joe Calarco blogs about Shakespeare’s R&J‘s beginnings and chronicles the rehearsal process here at Signature.

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Special R&J Discount Ticket Promotional Offer

At Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the plebes were as welcome as the Queen herself. In honor of this something-for-everyone spirit, Signature is offering a limited number of $25 Signature Shakespeare Stalls as a special discount for most performances of Shakespeare’s R&J. These discounted seats can be purchased in advance at the Box Office in person or by phone at 703 820 9771, pending availability. You can also purchase tickets online using code STALLS.