V for Verona, Spring 2015
For never was there a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.
And thus William Shakespeare concluded his famed tragedy. Little did he know, the poor chap, that 400 years later TRY theatre would have a go at his piece and make it, well, less woeful. Based on Shakespeare’s original and co-rewritten by Ivan Verunica and student Lisa Mihelec, TRY theatre’s V for Verona places the eternal romantic struggle into a much more contemporary – and comical – setting. Is Juliet a little bit bitchy? Yes, yes she is. What car does Romeo drive? A Lamborghini. Can tragedies be funny? Absolutely! Performed in the truly classic setting of the Governor’s Palace marble room, V for Verona delighted the audiences over four nights in June with a brilliant cast composed of 23 Middle School students.