Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
5 Acts
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes:

Synopsis

The Montagues and Capulets are two feuding families, whose children, Romeo and Juliet, meet and fall in love. But they have to hide their true feelings from the world, for they know their feuding parents will never allow them to be together. There are other obstacles that arise, like Juliet’s cousin Tybalt and Romeo’s friend, Mercutio, and ultimately a clash of wills is inevitable. When Capulet, Juliet’s father, finds out about her affair with Romeo, he demands that she marry Paris immediately or risk being disowned. She then takes a potion that makes her appear to be dead. Romeo enters the Capulet tomb and sees Juliet (apparently) dead. Paris, who had entered previously, but had been hiding, recognizes Romeo as a Montague and challenges him to a duel. Romeo kills him and then commits suicide. When Juliet awakes and sees Romeo dead next to her, she stabs herself with Romeo's sword, and dies.