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Runs Jan. 19-Feb. 13

20 years after establishing a Tampa Bay area tradition, Jobsite finally tackles the Bard’s most famous play.

From historic feud to ill-fated union, Romeo & Juliet is sadly as timely today as when it first took the stage in 1595. Verona is sick. Its structures broken and citizens hopelessly divided. Amidst the violence, bloodshed, fear, and unrest, two teenagers find unexpected relief in one another. But can love overcome a society’s sickness? Join Jobsite for this potent tragedy in a production set against the backdrop of the 1980s.

This production uses the period setting to explore the entrenched polarization that dominates contemporary culture and the tragic costs of intolerance and division. Jobsite’s Romeo & Juliet features an ’80s-influenced original score by resident composer Jeremy Douglass. Jobsite’s approach to Shakespeare has historically been powered by sociocultural influence, and this will be no exception with inspiration drawn heavily from two other pastiches set in the 1980s – Stranger Things and the graphic novel Prince of Cats.

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Jan 19 2022

Jobsite Theater: Romeo & Juliet

Organized by Jobsite Theater

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Jan 19 2022 12:00 PM
Event Ends
Feb 13 2022 12:00 PM
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(813) 229-7827
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Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 NWC MacInnes Pl, Tampa, FL, 33602

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