Post-Apocalyptic Romeo and Juliet
far this season, Milwaukee audiences have seen Shakespeare’s Romeo and
Juliet staged with actors of advanced age (with Off the Wall Theatre) and
with actors of very young age (with First Stage’s Young Company). Later on this
summer, Patrick Schmitz will be staging a variation of the tragedy as a comedy.
(THAT sounds quite promising.) At the end of this month, however, the
Oconomowoc Arts Center offers audiences an opportunity to see the classic script
staged with lively humor as played-out in a post-apocalyptic world. According
to the official announcement, they will be staging Shakespeare’s classic, “hundreds
of years after nuclear destruction. A time of leather combat boots, personal
weaponry, and continuous fear of what is outside their Verona walls. Which
brings to question, can love survive in this time of such strong fear and
The show runs May 29 through June 1. Weather permitting, the show will be staged in the OACs Outdoor Courtyard Theatre at the OAC. For more information and ticket reservations, visit the OAC online.