The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet: a cyberpunk story

The Ancient Grudge Continues to Destroy Their Future

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jonathan C. Dietrich

Auditions: August 25–27, 2024
Performances: November 22–December 8, 2024

In the dangerous neon lit streets, two young lovers, from fiercely rival corporate families, rely on the aid of the Holy AI in an attempt to elope. Grey streets, skyscrapers, neon signs, cybernetics, punk fashion, motorcycles, powered swords, and even an AI: Romeo & Juliet in a cyberpunk setting.

Content warnings: flashing lights & images, violence (swordplay, brawling), sounds of gunfire, death, blood (ribbons), emotional abuse, suicide

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  • Head Costumer
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  • Assistant Carpenters
  • Set Painters
  • Backstage Crew
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Part of KWLT’s 2024–2025 season