Lots of Death,
Lots of Laughs.
Should Romeo pursue Juliet or Rosaline? Will the lovers live happily ever after? It’s up to you to decide. The audience’s vote determines how the play unfolds each night! Come bask in the combination of Shakespeare, democracy, and pure hilarity!
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is often read as a story about tragic fate and love at first sight. But if this play is supposed to be about the fact that Romeo and Juliet are destined for each other, then how do you explain the existence of Rosaline, the woman for whom Romeo pines so ardently at the start of the show? In fact, he even says he would die for her–sound familiar? Although Shakespeare never lets Rosaline appear onstage, her very existence raises crucial questions about the nature of Romeo and Juliet’s love and the role of fate in bringing the two together.
Our production, Romeo and Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending is an original work that explores the role of choice and chance in love by giving the audience a say in how the tale of Romeo and Juliet unfolds. At three different turning points in the story, the audience has the opportunity to vote on what happens next. The result is eight possible endings. Some plots end tragically, others comically; some closely resemble the original play, whereas others depart from it dramatically.
To start the adventure, our first question is: should Romeo should pursue Juliet or continue his suit for Rosaline? Every night the audience is assured a story of its own choosing, full of tears, mirth, and iambic pentameter. Or, as we like to say: 3 Lovers, 8 Endings, Lots of Death, Lots of Laughs.