Rude Grooms’ Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy in a production full of romance, laughter, and music. Rude Grooms brings its second annual free summer production to Rainey Park, Queensbridge Park, Astoria Park, and the Plaxall Gallery. This fast-paced 90-minute play is suitable for the whole family!
The Capulet and Montague families’ ancient feud erupts anew in Verona. When the children of these two clans meet, they fall head over heels and secretly marry. Their journey begins in beauty, laughter, and childlike joy — but the enduring hatred bubbles over into violence yet again, tearing them apart the same day they are joined as one. Rude Grooms’ Romeo and Juliet is a romantic comedy turned heart-breaking tragedy; a fable set in a contemporary world, full of live acoustic music, breathtaking action sequences, and an actors from Shakespeare’s Globe, Classic Stage Company, The Old Globe, and Asolo Repertory Theatre.
All performances are free! Become a Patron on Patreon at patreon.com/rudegrooms for early access to reserve space in the preferred patron seating area or contribute on IndieGoGo for VIP seats, invites to an exclusive opening night after-party, and hand-made memorabilia at https://igg.me/at/rudegrooms-romeoandjuliet.
– On August 18, both performances will be held indoors at the Plaxall Gallery with extremely limited capacity and may require standing. If you reserve on Eventbrite you will be guaranteed admission but not guaranteed a seat – please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have access needs that will not allow you to stand for extended periods. If the indoor performances sell out on Eventbrite, an additional 25 standing spots will be available at the door.
– On August 25, both performances will be held outdoors at the Plaxall Gallery and there is no cap on audience size. Those who reserve in advance will be given preferential seating behind our IndieGoGo VIPs and Patreon patrons. If you are not able to reserve in advance, though, please come anyway and there will absolutely be room for you!
The show also performs indoors on this day (8/18) at 6:30pm and outdoors at The Plaxall Gallery on 8/25 at 1:30pm and 6:30pm and at the following locations/dates:
RAINEY PARK (8/14 & 8/21):
Vernon Blvd and 34th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106
QUEENSBRIDGE PARK (8/15 & 8/22):
Vernon Blvd and 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11106
ASTORIA PARK (8/16-17 & 8/23-24):
19 19th St., Astoria, NY 11105
Every night at 6:30pm with additional 1:30pm matinees on Sundays