romeo & juliet

Fri, Jun 3 at 7pm

shakesqueer vt presents:  romeo & juliet

tickets sold by sliding scale $0-$50 suggested donation — no one turned away for lack of funds. Service Fees go to Bold Type Tix (thats how they make $$) — tickets may be available at the door only if we do not sell out in advance, the best way to guarantee a ticket is to get 'em in advance!  Live music at each performance by Lavendula and curated by Jeff Reinhardt. 

  • Friday June 3rd & Saturday June 4th at the Plainfield Opera House —  Doors:  6:00pm  Showtime: 7:00pm
  • Sunday June 5th Shakesqueer in the Park at Hubbard Park Tuning Forks Stage  — Doors:  1:00pm  Showtime:  2:00pm
  • Friday June 10th at The Old Labor Hall in Barre — Doors:  6:00pm  Showtime:  7:00pm
  • Sunday June 12th is an interactive virtual screening!! — Doors:  3:30pm  Showtime:  4:00pm

A short summary of our story
shakesqueer presents romeo & juliet

Our scene is set in Verona – an apocalyptic late-stage capitalistic hellscape. The hypocrisy and absurdities of The Great Grab and the horrors of vicious capitalism dig their own graves.  The wealthy, opulent House of Capulets hoards most of the county’s resources while the working-poor House of Montagues struggle for their basic survival – fresh water, healthy food, medicines are scarce. The bad blood runs hot in Verona’s streets and the two houses are deeply engaged in war. Meanwhile, Paris, a celebrity lifestyle influencer and niece to The Prince, seeks Juliet’s hand in marriage. So Capulet invites Paris to the masquerade ball he holds every year, hoping that Paris will win Juliet’s heart.

At the ball, Romeo speaks to Juliet, and the two experience a profound attraction. They kiss, not even knowing each other’s names. When the hopeful, lovesick Romeo, finds out that Juliet is the daughter of Capulet – her family’s enemy – and Juliet learns that Romeo, is the daughter of Montagues, they know their love is forbidden. Nevertheless, helped by Friar Laurence, they marry in secret. 

Two households, both alike in dignity (In fair Verona, where we lay our scene), from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. This and the unfolding story of grief and woe is the two hours traffic of our stage.  Will these star crossed lovers break through the grief and tragedy of their times and the destructive nature of their families' feud? Can there be another ending for Romeo and her Juliet? The which, if you with patient ears attend, what here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

COVID information

Masks are required for our audience at this event. Our crew will be wearing masks and our cast will be unmasked and testing daily during our show run.


For ticketing platform questions please reach out to customer service at Bold Type Tickets. For any other questions, email stage manager Lane Fury at lanepikefury [at] with subject line "Shakesqueer Question"

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