Romeo and Juliet ;  A Conversation with Stuart Hecht

3/24/2019 Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

After the 2pm performance of Romeo and Juliet on Sunday, March 24, stay for a post-show conversation with Stuart Hecht.

Dr. Stuart J. Hecht is associate professor and was founding chair of theatre at Boston College. He is editor of New England Theatre Journal, an officer of the American Theatre and Drama Society, and member of the New England Theatre Conference’s College of Fellows. He was on the artistic staff of the Goodman and Wisdom Bridge theatres in Chicago, and his dramaturgical work there was subject of articles ranging from The Chicago Tribune to Yale University’s Theatre. Hecht’s book Transposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation and the American Musical gained “recommended” status from the journal Choice, was later issued in paperback, and formed the basis for the Peabody Award-winning PBS documentary, “The Broadway Musical: a Jewish Legacy.” He is currently writing a book on theatre at Jane Addams’ Hull House Settlement in Chicago, and has written chapters in several books on 20th century Jewish American theatre.


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About Romeo and Juliet

The most famous love story of all time – and the most moving tale of an ill-fated romance ever told – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet comes to the Huntington Theatre Company as a thrillingly modern event helmed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois. This astoundingly current, gorgeously realized production nods to the political fractures of our current era, the cultural differences that pull us apart, and the enduring power of passion. If you think you know Romeo and Juliet, you’ve never seen anything like this… and you’ll feel the power of the world’s greatest writer in a whole new way.

Approximate run time: Romeo and Juliet plays in approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, with one ten-minute intermission. Please note: This production uses flashing lights, extensive haze, and latex balloons that may fall off the front of the stage. There will be live blank ammunition shot onstage at the end of Act I and Act II. Read more on the content warnings for this production.


We believe that theatre should be accessible to everyone and strive to reflect the diversity of our communities on our stages. By removing the barrier of affordability, we are giving every young person a chance to experience this wonderful production! Tickets are available starting 2 hours before curtain at Huntington Avenue Theatre Ticketing Services. Please bring ID (or any form of age verification). Limit 1 ticket per ID.


Bring your family to Romeo and Juliet with code FAMILY4 and get 4 tickets for just $125.


This package includes a three course meal and a glass of wine at MIDA, and a ticket to Romeo and Juliet for $99. Use code MIDA to redeem this offer.

Peter DuBois“I had the time of my life directing Romeo and Juliet in Alaska, and I knew this was the moment to return to Shakespeare’s most moving play. Shakespeare explores the peril of a society possessed by blind tribalism against a love story that has a boundless sense of joy and abandon. This production will show off Boston’s wealth of Shakespearean talent and some incredible performers from across the country.” — Peter DuBois

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