Tell us about R’n’J: The Untold Story of Shakespeare’s Roz and Jules.
Romeo is definitely dead on the slab, but before Juliet plants a dagger in her heart, beep – his cellphone goes off. What? A message from whom? Was Romeo more of a Romeo than she thought?
The raging grief that ensues unleashes a chain of comic and tragic events as cousin Roz (Rosaline: Romeo’s first passion in the original R and J) and pregnant Jules (Juliet) flee across Italy.
Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe, this multimedia production is a contemporary tragicomic sequel to The Bard’s famous R and J with many familiar and some original characters, some of whom are, well, “replaceable”.
Describe your show in three words.
Contemporary. Bard-ish. LOL.
Why should someone come see your show?
To find out what happens when dead Romeo’s cell phone beeps just before Juliet sets to stab herself. Fond of Shakespeare? You will appreciate the love for Shakespeare that shines through in the play. Not fond of Shakespeare? You will enjoy the gags, characters and story.
If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
Captain Marvel. The play is strong, yet shows vulnerability with the power of main characters being achieved by the end; the two travellers, Roz and Jules, are young women on the Captain Marvel highway … well sometimes on the highway.
If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?
R’n’J: The Untold Story of Shakespeare’s Roz and Jules
Venue: Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova St, Vancouver
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The 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 5-15 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.