2017 Free Shakespeare on the Common
Romeo & Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Allegra Libonati
July 19-August 6
Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common
Performances are free and open to the public.
One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Free Shakespeare On the Common takes up residence once again with Shakespeare's drama of doomed teenage love, Romeo & Juliet. The Capulet and Montague families have been engaged in a multi-generational feud, causing much distress and havoc in the city of Verona; but when young Romeo, son of the Montagues', meets Juliet, the daughter of the Capulets', their immediate love blossoms and accepts no barriers, with tragic results.