R + J: Star Cross'd Death Match
Prince/Flip MasterJohn Stange
Smash hit and Best Drama of the 2014 Capital Fringe, with an extension run from September 20th to October 5th. A wild adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, staged in DC Reynolds bar. Originally Produced by Three Day Hangover in NYC.
“This play is Shakespeare for groundlings, for the people that don’t “know shit from Shakespeare,” for those that love the living theater. This is a party disguised as play, a revel from a company that understands why Dionysus was simultaneously the god of wine and theater. You’ll want to see Star-Cross’d Death Match a second and third time, and raise your SOLO cup again. If you can stand the hangover, that is.” DC Broadway World
“Purists might argue that this production verges from the original play’s intent—and it’s true, this is probably one of the funnier versions of a Shakespearian tragedy on the market. But inviting the audience into the story, even if it means sacrificing some of its darker moments, ultimately makes this interpretation heart wrenchingly honest. This isn’t just a story of “death-mark’d” love; it’s also a story of stupid, sexy, unadulterated love—and that’s a story that deserves a drink.” DC Theatre Scene