About Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s classic tragedy about two young lovers on opposite sides of an ancient hate. The feud between the noble families of Capulet and Montague provokes deadly fights in the streets, but Romeo Montague’s chance meeting with Juliet Capulet at a ball inspires them both to fall deeply in love. Unfortunately, Juliet’s impending marriage and Tybalt’s zeal for revenge against Romeo begin to unravel a series of events that leads to both the lovers’ deaths.
Runs approximately 2 hours, with a 15 minute intermission
Content warnings: death, teenage suicide
No strobe lights are used in this production.
Youth Shakespeare Society of Pittsburgh
The Youth Shakespeare Society of Pittsburgh (YSSP) was founded in 2019 by high school students with the express purpose of making engagement with Shakespeare’s history and works more accessible to youth throughout the Pittsburgh area. The main tenets of the YSSP’s mission are to:
- Provide an organization through which teens can gain experience directing, designing, and performing in Shakespeare productions.
- Sponsor upwards of one full length production a year/season.
- Introduce more opportunities for youth to learn, read, and engage with Shakespeare throughout the Pittsburgh area, but with a starting emphasis on Shaler and surrounding townships.
- Celebrate and acknowledge young local talent and give them a platform to develop.
Through this, the YSSP wants to foster an interest in Shakespeare and other classical works from a young age, and provide hands-on learning experiences for anyone interested. The YSSP hopes to bring Shakespeare to youth who otherwise may not have the opportunity in exciting and fresh ways.