The Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (SMU) Department of Theatre and Dance will present the classic Shakespearean tale of two star-crossed lovers in “Romeo and Juliet” on Thursday through Sunday, November 1-4, in the Page Theatre on the Winona campus.
Written by William Shakespeare, directed by Walter Elder, and set largely in Verona, Italy, “Romeo and Juliet” is the tragic telling of the story of a young couple in love whose vengeful feuding families lead them to undertake a dangerous mission to preserve their love, a mission that ultimately results in the couple’s untimely deaths. “Romeo and Juliet” is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and frequently performed plays and is recognized as both an iconic love story and tragedy.
Written and published in the late 16th century, “Romeo and Juliet” has received much critical acclaim since its inception and has been performed in theaters worldwide, including the renowned Globe Theatre in London.
Showtimes to watch this classic story are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, November 1-3, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 4.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. They are available by calling the Performance Center box office at 507-457-1715 from noon to 6 p.m. on weekdays or by going online to pagetheatre.org.