Shakespeare on the Sound's Romeo and Juliet

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilton Library
Rimer Room

Event Details

Please join us for a special program just in time for Shakespeare on the Sound's annual summer production of Romeo and Juliet in Rowayton's Pinkney Park (June 12 –June 30). It’s their 28th year presenting Shakespeare's plays outdoors. Fun Facts About Romeo And Juliet:
  • Romeo and Juliet first meet on a Sunday evening. Four days later—on Wednesday evening—Romeo drinks poison and Juliet stabs herself. “Worst week ever,” as one Shakespearean scholar has put it.
  • Juliet is 13 years old. We don't know Romeo's age.
  • Dante first mentions the feud between the families in the early 1300's.
  • In 1662 Mary Saunderson made stage history as the first woman to play Juliet, 60 years after London audiences first saw Shakespeare's play with a boy playing Juliet.
Shakespeare on the Sound Education Director and Macbeth/Christmas Carol actor Nick Urda and board member/Shakespeare teacher John Love will guide you through Romeo and Juliet and, in an interactive presentation, hope to show you why Juliet and Romeo might be a more fitting title for the play. They'll also have you asking: were they really in love?

Registration suggested.  Please register online or call 203-762-6334.  For more information, contact

Event Type(s): Library Program
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens

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