By William Shakespeare
Directed by Blanka Zizka
January 15 – February 9, 2019
Blanka Zizka and the HotHouse Company bring their visceral and contemporary style to Shakespeare’s tragic love story, creating a timely exploration of unconditional love attempting to reconcile unforgivable violence.
[Zizka] is a rigorous director whom actors praise for the expectations she sets and the way she invites them to expand their craft. She’s been at the forefront of the expanding theater scene that, over the decades, has blossomed into a vibrant community.
Howard Shapiro, WHYY NEWS
Romeo and Juliet script adapted by Walter Bilderback, Gracie Martin, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, and Blanka Zizka.
The Act Two opening song, ‘You Burn Me’, includes lyrics by Jason Rosenberg and was created for Plant Me Here by Em Arrick.