FREE production of Romeo and Juliet


Austin Shakespeare, in collaboration with the University of Austin, presents Shakespeare’s classic love story, Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Ann Ciccolella.

Two star-crossed lovers – and the stars seem to be conspiring against them. Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet). Their families are embroiled in a feud, but the moment they meet – when Romeo and his friends attend a party at Juliet’s house in disguise – the two fall in love and quickly decide they should be together. These young loves are secretly married and hope to end the feud. They fall prey to the tumultuous currents that surround them through their families, their duties and their own hearts. What will it take to end the feud?

The legendary story is told in a new way: it is set in the 1930s and is inspired by the crime drama ‘Peaky Blinders’. The accompanying music will be both live and recorded and will include music from the mid-20th century and the 1930s. Tickets are free, but reservations are required and can be made beginning May 1 at