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Shakespeare Project of Chicago

Romeo and Juliet

2020-02-21 18:45:00 2020-02-21 21:30:00 America/Chicago Shakespeare Project of Chicago Niles-Maine District Library

Friday, February 21
6:45pm - 9:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-02-21 18:45:00 2020-02-21 21:30:00 America/Chicago Shakespeare Project of Chicago Niles-Maine District Library

Niles-Maine District Library

Commons Meeting Room A&B

“For never was a story of more woe, Than that of Juliet and her Romeo.” Directed by Michelle Shupe

Romeo and Juliet, published in the quarto around 1597, is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.  The classic tale of ‘star-crossed lovers’ is, next to Hamlet, one of the most frequently performed Shakespearean plays -  both during his time and ours. Although the play begins with a street fight between the factions of Montegue and Capulet, (broken up rather quickly by the Prince) Romeo and Juliet appears at first blush to be mostly comedy.  The dramatic action is rife with excited marriage planning, falling in love, romantic counsel, teenage antics, a fabulous party and one of the most poetic love scenes in all literature. But with the death of the Prince’s cousin Mercutio, the play turns darkly to tragedy. The ancient feud between warring families surges to the fore: violence erupts, Romeo is banished and a dangerous plot is hatched when Juliet is promised in marriage to the County Paris. And the wheel of fate turns once more - unable to relinquish their ancient feud, the families pay the ultimate price for their passion, when Romeo and Juliet choose to take their lives rather than live without one another.  Join us for this classic story of fated love. 

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Niles-Maine District Library
Phone: 847-663-1234
Branch manager
Susan Lempke

Mon, Apr 06 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 07 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 09 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 10 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Sat, Apr 11 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 12 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

The District currently includes 59,000 people. Half of them live in the Village of Niles in the southern half of the District. The north half of the District includes unincorporated Des Plaines and Glenview.

Upcoming events

Mon, Apr 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Apr 08, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Thu, Apr 09, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Sat, Apr 11, All day

Sun, Apr 12, 9:00am - 10:00am

Mon, Apr 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sat, Apr 18, All day

Mon, Apr 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Fri, Apr 24, All day

Mon, Apr 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Thu, Apr 30, All day

Sat, May 02, 10:00am - 11:30am
Commons Meeting Room A&B

Tue, May 05, 9:30am - 11:00am
Board Room