“Never was there a tale of more woe
than that of Juliet and her Romeo…”
As can be expected, Romeo and Juliet REDUX is a spin on Shakespeare’s classic tale of romance and tragedy, but stripped down to its barest of parts. The entire cast is fielded by four performers – Mekdes Teshome as Juliet, David daCosta as Romeo, Robin Hodge and Lawrence Evenchick as everyone else – on a bare stage, with only two props to work from. From what is originally a five act play, they’ve reduced it down to a one act, hour and a half performance.
However, with the technical effects – the lighting and the live soundscape – and the pure skill of the performers, that’s all that is needed.Read the full review.