Do you remember Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet? Well, here’s a synopsis:
An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed. A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gatecrashing a Capulet party. A young lovesick Romeo Montague falls instantly in love with Juliet Capulet, who is due to marry her father’s choice, the County Paris. With the help of Juliet’s nurse, the women arrange for the couple to marry the next day, but Romeo’s attempt to halt a street fight leads to the death of Juliet’s own cousin, Tybalt, for which Romeo is banished. In a desperate attempt to be reunited with Romeo, Juliet follows the Friar’s plot and fakes her own death. The message fails to reach Romeo, and believing Juliet dead, he takes his life in her tomb. Juliet wakes to find Romeo’s corpse beside her and kills herself. The grieving family agree to end their feud.
Tonight, Wayland Drama alumni and fellow actors will be presenting Dinner at the Theater, a night with a live improv show in the street at 7 p.m. and a 30-minute version of Romeo and Juliet to follow. The street will be closed between Superior and Pine.
We are reducing our pairing and pouring one hour to accommodate the theater and will be serving from 5-7 p.m. Our “original” Romeo will be in attendance and our wines are distinctly from Pasqua in the town of Verona, Italy, where Romeo and Juliet took place. Each bottle has a likeness of Juliet’s wall, located in the courtyard of the Capulet family home where the famous balcony scene is said to have taken place. The wall is covered with love notes left by visitors from all over the world.
We look forward to sharing this unique evening with you!