These violent delights have violent ends
Kansas City Ballet brings you their ebullient recital of the world's most recognizable love story as crystallized in the ballet repertoire by Sergei Prokofiev in 1935. Written by William Shakespeare between 1591 and 1595, Romeo and Juliet has become a true cultural icon, a cautionary tale of delirious young love set against a dangerous war between families seeking power, the story of these star-crossed lovers continues to capture the imagination with every adaptation and retelling.
in fair verona where we lay our scene
The city of Verona is in turmoil, the constant fighting between two families, the Montagues and the Capulets creates chaos wherever they meet, often leading to deadly skirmishes that batter both sides. It is against this backdrop that the Juliet, the youngest daughter of the Capulets meets Romeo, a dashing Montague. Unknown to none but their closest friends, they begin a secret relationship that threatens to be the very undoing of not just them both, but their families and friends alike.