Romeo and Juliet

  • A man laying on the ground with blues and reds around him, as a woman seems to float into the air

Romeo and Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Andrew Borba
Efren Delgadillo Jr., scenic design
Holly Poe Durbin, costume design
Jacqueline Malenke, lighting design
Theresa Ramos, sound design
Sam Allen, stage management


November 10 - 13, 2022

Irvine Barclay Theatre

UCI Drama presents Shakespeare’s most remarkable love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet. Set amid two feuding families in the modern city of Verona, young Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet) are both searching for something more meaningful in their lives, and finding each other, discover a love that has the power to heal their entire world.

An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed. A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gatecrashing a Capulet party. A young lovesick Romeo Montague falls instantly in love with Juliet Capulet, who is due to marry her father’s choice, the Count Paris. With the help of Juliet’s nurse, the women arrange for the couple to marry the next day, but Romeo’s attempt to halt a street fight leads to the death of Juliet’s own cousin, Tybalt, for which Romeo is banished. In a desperate attempt to be reunited with Romeo, Juliet follows the Friar’s plot and fakes her own death. The message fails to reach Romeo, and believing Juliet dead, he takes his life in her tomb. Juliet wakes to find Romeo’s corpse beside her and kills herself. The grieving family agree to end their feud.

Generous support for this production is provided by the Robert and Lorna Cohen Endowment for Excellence in Drama, Theatre Guild, and Claire Trevor Society.

Evenings: Nov. 10, 11, 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinees: Nov. 12, 13 at 2:00 p.m.

General admission: $26
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $22
Arts Packages: $20
UCI Students & Children under 17: $13

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Thursday Nov 10, 2022, 8:00 pm
Friday Nov 11, 2022, 8:00 pm
Saturday Nov 12, 2022, 2:00 pm
Saturday Nov 12, 2022, 8:00 pm
Sunday Nov 13, 2022, 2:00 pm