This production closed December 1, 2013.

The perfect poetry of Shakespeare’s tragedy reveals the heart-breaking loss of “star-crossed” love. Helen Hayes Award-winning director Aaron Posner leads an outstanding ensemble into the heart of this powerful, provocative play.

Helen Hayes Awards


Outstanding Resident Play

Outstanding Director, Resident Play
Aaron Posner

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play
Erin Weaver

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play
Sherri L. Edelen

Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production
Christopher Baine and Carla Kihlstedt

Visit Folger Digital Texts to view and download a free copy of Romeo and Juliet.

Click here to purchase a copy of the fully dramatized Folger Edition (unabridged) audio recording.

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“Romeo and Juliet has been vividly brought to life” – Baltimore Sun

“5 stars…fresh, fun, and full of dynamic spirit,” - DC Metro Theatre Arts

“Visually ingenious…Haunting,” - WETA-TV

“Go see this production…you will be enmeshed once again” – ShowBizRadio

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Tuesday, October 15, 7:30pm
Tickets available one hour prior to the performance; cash only

College Night
Friday, October 25, 8pm
$15 tickets with valid student ID

Post-Show Talk
Sunday, October 27
Conversation with psychoanalyst Judith Chertoff, MD exploring the teen psychology and family dynamics at play in Romeo & Juliet.
Following the 2:00pm performance. Click here for more information.

Pre-Show Talk
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30pm
A scholarly, insightful discussion of the play with Folger Director Michael Witmore. Includes light fare reception. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Post-Show Talk with Cast
Thursday, November 7
Following the 7:30pm performance

Folger Friday
Friday, November 8, 6pm
Ayanna Thompson, a leading scholar of Shakespeare speaks on Romeo and Juliet.
Admission is free. Click here for more information and to reserve your seat.

Sunday, November 17, 2pm
Call the box office at 202.544.7077 for details

Folger Friday
Friday, November 22, 6pm
Joel Dias-Porter and Paulette Beete read their poems in response to Romeo and Juliet.
Admission is free. Click here for more information and to reserve your seat.

Here is a Play Fitted
October 1 – January 12 in the Folger Great Hall
Admission is free. Click here for more information.