Theater 2020 Presents Hindu/Muslim Romeo and Juliet

Theater 2020, as previously announced here, is presenting Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the Heights this summer. Instead of Renaissance Italy, this production will be set in contemporary India Brooklyn Heights, with a traveling acting troupe portraying Hindus and Muslims in present-day Verona, Italy (got that?). Romeo will be Hindu and Juliet Muslim. The play will be staged in air-conditioned comfort at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 21 Sidney Place, at the following dates and times: Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, July 17 at 3:00 p.m.; Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, July 24 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets for these performances are $18; please make your reservations here. There will also be two free, no reservation required, outdoor performances, weather permitting, at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, on Saturday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m.

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  • amp

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  • Yorick

    Is this production good for children?

  • Princess

    Thank you for asking! Yes!

    With eight actors and four large beautiful puppets (made with the help of a designer who worked with the Henson Studios) this production is suitable for most children 8 and up. Romeo and Juliet still die at the end, so a family discussion is appropriate for kids under 12. There is also a lot of joy and humor, as is Shakespeare style.

    The setting is current day Brooklyn Heights, where a troupe of traveling actors “portray” Muslim and Hindu families feuding in modern day Verona, Italy.

  • Jeffrey j Smith

    Question: Why is a “Hindu/Islamic” themed play being presented in a Catholic facility?

    I as a traditional Catholic DON’T welcome anything like this.

    This is EXACTLY why Catholic churches are so poorly attended; the lack of the kind of wholesome, wholelistic, unique catholic environment, including strong Catholic culture, Which provided the strong spiritual sustenance which sustained the faithful…and
    The church.

    The moment the church, under the now well recognized helm of modernists, began the Pursuit of “inclusion” and “ecumenical” , all classic one world themes, attendance and the spiritual condition of the faithful…and the world at large didn’t begin a decline…

    It crashed.

    Every Heights Catholic should VERY seriously question what this church…and the Brooklyn Archdiocese is allowing here…..

    Er, remember the Catholic K-8 school next to the church which educated generations of Catholic children in the Heights?…

    Well, next year it will reopen… as a QUAKER facility

    Heights Catholics should consider the following:,, &

  • David Fuller

    I hope all BH Bloggers can come and see it — it is a great cast, fast paced, plus, the indoors performances at St. Charles Borromeo Church will be air conditioned!

  • Princess

    I was raised Catholic. Shakespeare says nothing in this play that offends. It is a timeless classic that shows that prejudice can lead to heartbreak, and all can be brothers and sisters in the end.

  • Jeffrey j Smith

    The world of Catholic culture is rich and designed to sustain the faithful. Catholic facilities should be in the business of sustaining
    (and protecting) the faithful in the Catholic faith AND the Catholic way of life. Every effort in this difficult time should be to support Catholics in their faith and doctrine. To save souls and to insure the Caholic faith continues, unchanged, for future generations.

    Why? for example, are there not regular plays and discourses on the lives of heroic saints or the Church’s great martyrs? The faithful were constantly exposed to extensive presentations on the lives of saints and noteworthy Catholic figures in the Church of only a few years ago.

    The legitimate function of Catholic facilities is the protection of the spritual life of the faithful and the security and furtherance of the church as the mystical body of Christ on this earth.

    NOT the rpomotion of various noxious “inclusive” one-world cultural scemes which have already caused a very serious decline in many aspects of Chrrch life and of course, the lives and spritual
    state of the modern faithful

    Just access and to see what
    we should be making every effort to safeguard.

  • Princess

    Have you ever been to a mass at Our Lady of Lebanon in Brooklyn Heights? They are very warm and outreaching to the community.You would be pleased at how packed the masses are every week.

  • Jeffrey j Smith

    Yes, I have many times. The mass Is Valid AND Licit, as are numerous Eastern Rite masses in the area. But you know, The Society of Saint Pius X celebrates a real Latin Mass every Sunday in Manhattan at 36th Street…

  • Princess

    Thanks for the heads up JS! Latin is a beautiful language.