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A story of a flourishing love affair in one generation, crushed by the financial and political concerns of another. What family has not wrestled with the question of how we care for our parents as they become older and frailer? Who will love them? Who will support them? Who will pay for their care? And with that care, what controls should we apply? If we have taken power of attorney, what about the freedom to fall in love, to give gifts, to marry unwisely?
Shakespeare’s tale of star crossed lovers is the quintessential tragedy. However this production is unique in that it uses Shakespeare's text, but casts our lovers in their 80s, with their anxious children, not their parents, seeking to prevent an imprudent and costly match. This production invites a generation of actors of global stature to play great Shakespearean roles which they never thought they'd play again, proving Shakespeare's text is a powerful love story for any generation.