Run Time: 180 minutes
Directed for stage by Scott Wentworth
Produced and Directed for film by Barry Avrich
Sara Farb as Juliet
Antoine Yared as Romeo
Seana McKenna as Nurse
Evan Buliung as Mercutio
A long-simmering animosity between two families of Verona has recently boiled over, with members of the rival households brawling in the streets. Falling headlong in love, Romeo and Juliet defy the long-simmering hatred between their families. But daring to love one’s enemy comes with a terrible cost, as the needless sacrifice of young lives brings this heartbreaking story to its tragic conclusion.
Canada’s Stratford Festival is North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Each season, they present a dozen or more productions in four distinctive venues. They produce classics, contemporary dramas and musicals, with special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare. The Luckman is pleased to partner with the Stratford Festival to screen the high-definition recordings of these live performances.