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Sunday, July 18: FINAL SHOW!

We'd love to see you in the audience!

Sit up close & let the poetry nourish your soul.


Live theater is returning to South Orange

with an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet

We are thrilled to bring you Shakespeare in Our Parks - an experimental adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. The cast is composed of young actors and seasoned professionals following the tradition of Elizabethan acting companies throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Join us for this exciting inaugural event for our community!


July 9, 8p

July 10, 8p

July 11 & 12, 8p

July 16 - 18, 8p


RSVP's strongly encouraged.

"More Love,"
a companion piece of scenes, speeches and sonnets performed by professionals and community members. After Juliet & Her Romeo on
July 16, 17, 18.

Please RSVP
and check back here for
weather-related updates

Director's Statement

by Nathan Darrow


In the young person there lives an intense physical relationship with primal cosmic forces. These forces have neither awe nor reverence for society’s persistent dependence upon conflict and keeping score. Shakespeare renders these conditions in Romeo and Juliet with a power of art which continues to delight. His poetry invites us to reckon with what could be the essential reality — that every one lives, every single moment, fully in relationship to love.

The art of acting is learned, in part, as any trade or craft; that is, by observing and working alongside those of greater experience of practice at the craft. Additionally in this relationship the more experienced actor is fed by their exposure to the perspective which is central to all creative work — that of the beginner.

Shakespeare in Our Parks is a partnership with the Departments of

Recreation & Cultural Affairs of South Orange and Maplewood.


Outdoor summer stage in Flood's Hill Park 
100 N Ridgewood Road at Meadowbrook Lane
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