Since it’s a classic Italian tale that works wherever it’s set, we imagine a South Brooklyn version of Romeo and Juliet should go over especially well. Bensonhurst is where the Genesis Repertory Ensemble calls home, and their season-opening production is set right there on the company’s own turf. Genesis has been setting classic plays in not-so-classic settings since they debuted in 1999 with Hamlet in Kennedy-era Washington D.C. Romeo and Juliet opens this weekend (Fri., May 7 & Sat., May 8) with a Russian-Jewish Romeo and Palestinian Juliet. We’re not sure if Little Italy comes into play—maybe that would have been too easy. (more…)
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