A scene from the opening night of the Throckmorton Theatre’s immersive production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet.” Courtesy image.

“From ancient grudge break to new mutiny.”

The Throckmorton Theatre is readying an innovative take on the classic of all classics in February, turning William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet into an immersive production that will roam throughout the illustrious, historic theater.

“Our production of Romeo and Juliet is an immersive, emotional take on the greatest love story of all time,” says Throckmorton Founder Lucy Mercer of the production, which kicks off Feb. 1 and runs through Feb. 17. “You can expect to be on your feet, moving through different areas, please wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. There are a limited number of tickets available to each performance.”

The timeless tale of love is brought to life in an intimate new imagining from director Amy Marie Haven, Mercer says.

“Witness a brawl in the street, sip champagne at the grand ball of Lord Capulet, share secrets in Juliet’s room, and take a peek into the Friar’s private quarters,” Haven adds. 

In addition to the roving nature of the performance, Romeo and Juliet will also feature two casts: a main cast of professional adult actors, and a secondary cast of teens, ages 13-18. Teens cast in the production are part of Throckmorton’s Performing Apprenticeship, which offers a unique combination of performance, training and observation.

The 411: The Throckmorton Theatre‘s immersive, roaming production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet kicks off Feb. 1 and runs through Feb. 17, with 7:30pm performances on Friday and Saturday and 2:30pm performances on Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday performances will feature the teen apprentiCe cast. MORE INFO.

The show has subsequently drawn plaudits from the Marin IJ.

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