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WEST SIDE STORY at Coolidge Corner

3/4/2019 Coolidge Corner Theatre
7pm

Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, this classic musical set among the tenements of New York City finds star-crossed lovers Maria (Natalie Wood) and Tony (Richard Beymer) caught in the midst of a turf war between rival street gangs. The modern Romeo and Juliet story features original choreography by Jerome Robbins, as adapted from the Broadway stage production. Oscar winners Rita Moreno and George Chakiris co-star.

Featuring a post-screening conversation with guests from Romeo and Juliet.

BUY TICKETS

Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films, announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $13 ($11 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at coolidge.org or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.

 

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.

FREE TICKETS FOR STUDENTS AGED 25 AND UNDER!

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.

FAMILY 4-PACK SPECIAL OFFER!

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

DINNER & A SHOW PACKAGE AT MIDA:

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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