Translation by Mfoniso Udofia
Directed by Victor Malana Maog
Audio play by Catherine Eaton
Mfoniso Udofia’s unsparing translation of Shakespeare’s cruelest tragedy unmasks the ravages of prejudice and racism with unflinching honesty, revealing a world where bodies can be dispossessed by the meanest of minds. Starring Jeremy Tardy, Kayli Carter, Barret O’Brien, Paul Juhn, Christopher Gurr, Francesca Fernandez, Rachel Crowl, Lakisha May, Tommy Schrider, and Natalie Hegg. Music composition, mix, and sound design by Lindsay Jones.
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Romeo and Juliet
Translated by Hansol Jung
“For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
In this new version of Romeo and Juliet, written in accessible modern English, Hansol Jung breathes new life into Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. By closely examining the familiar language and focusing on the subtleties of the text, Jung illuminates a surprising and more nuanced world than many of us have come to expect from the well-known tale of star-crossed lovers.