Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Patrick Walsh
Jan. 12 – Jan. 27, 2018 Virginia Piper Repertory Theater

Shakespeare’s eternal love song is sung with new time and measure but a familiar refrain.
      “Two households both alike in dignity,
          In this unfamiliar land, where we lay our scene,
          New grudge breaks from old mutiny,
          Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
          From forth the fatal loins of these new foes
          A pair of star crossed lovers lose their life:
          And do with theirs death bury their parents strife.” 

Talkbacks for evening performances are on 1/13/2018, 1/20/2018, 1/25/2018, and 1/26/2018, ; Adult Matinee talkbacks are on 1/20/2018 and 1/27/2018.

Currently scheduled  10:00 am Student Matinees are on 1/12/2018, 1/16/2017, 1/17/2018, 1/18/2018, 1/19/2018, 1/23/2018, 1/24/2018, 1/25/2018, and 1/26/2018. To reserve a student matinee, email Susan at

STOP-ACTION Shakespeare is on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
Stop-Action Shakespeare is a unique education opportunity for Shakespeare lovers. Dr. Susan Willis, our Flachmann Seminar dramaturg, works with the cast to highlight specific scenes and important portions of the play. As the cast performs, Dr. Willis will stop the action to add insight into the history and Shakespeare’s intent. The complete play will not be performed; only the major scenes. Tickets are available at the theater on a first-come, first-served basis and are $10 cash at the door of the Piper Theater. No reservations will be taken. To prepay online click here.

The FLACHMANN SEMINAR  is on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 9:00 am.  Click to make a Flachmann Seminar Reservation


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January 12 – January 27, 2018

Virginia Piper Repertory Theater

Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 644-6500