- Friday | November 8, 2019
- 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
- 245 Porter Lake Dr. Springfield, MA 01106
Although – as the prologue reminds us – the play is truly about two households, most readings and productions of Romeo and Juliet focus on the teenagers of the play’s title. And because the world of the teenager is by definition defined by tension between the family unit and the pull of the world beyond it, parenting is unsurprisingly a major theme in Shakespeare’s play – one presented both directly, through the strife, stress, and succor of the heads of the “two households”, and by proxy, through the characters of Friar and Nurse, and of Romeo’s cousins and friends, who cite their own struggles and dissatisfaction with the status quo of the feuding families and their values, and push Romeo and Juliet to act accordingly.