Romeo and Juliet is a story driven by competing passions, love and hate. The hatred between two families, driven to the extreme by their own familial love and loyalty, rips a city apart. You’ll hear Romeo, soon after he first appears, exclaim, “Why then O, brawling love. O loving hate.” And then suddenly everything slows down for our two lovers. They find in one another an escape, a kindred spirit yearning to break free of the hatred and chaos of their everyday life. A love this immediate, this passionate, this memorable, could only come as a response to so much overpowering hatred. And now we have the story of Juliet and her Romeo. A story about family, loyalty, hatred, and friendship, but most of all… a story about love.