Montreal’s DynamO Théâtre, one of Canada’s most renowned and revered Circus/Theatre companies, returns to Vancouver with a new take on Shakespeare’s magnificent and tragic love story in What If Romeo & Juliet… The company is recognized internationally for its acrobatic movement and clowning productions for families and young audiences.
DynamO Théâtre re-imagines Shakespeare’s timeless and troubling Romeo and Juliet through Theatre of Acrobatic Movement. True to the company’s celebrated forte, What If Romeo & Juliet… expresses the rivalry of the Capulet and Montague families through the poetry of movement, the refinement of the bard’s words, an alluring lighting design and a powerful soundscape. Questions revolve around universal themes of love, hate, freedom, death and rivalry.
Could there be another ending to this beloved and famous tale?
- Written by Jackie Gosselin
- Dramaturg Kim Selody
- Co-produced by Presentation House Theatre and DynamO Théâtre
- Co-produced by Presentation House Theatre and Kay Meek Centre
“A powerful performance along with a visually and symbolically rich adaptation.”
Marie Fradette, Le Devoir
Tickets $10.50 (taxes included) with one free ticket for every 10 purchased.
“The power of love and hate does not come through the subtlety of the words, but through the lighting – ebbing back and forth between bright red and bright white – the music, the movement and especially the acrobatics, a DynamO Théâtre forte . . . ” Marie Fradette, Le Devoir, May 2017
Throughout its original productions, DynamO Théâtre has shown great sensitivity in portraying the feelings young people experience and the situations they face, which sometimes seem complicated. What if Romeo & Juliet … continues along the same lines by having the space throb thanks to a love story that is not as impossible as it may seem…” Daphné Bathalon, L’espace Mon Théâtre, May 2017
About DynamO Théâtre:
DynamO Théâtre is based in Montreal. The internationally renowned theatre company focuses on developing, producing and performing Theatre of Acrobatic Movement and Clowning productions for families and young audiences. DynamO Théâtre has produced 22 Canadian plays and given more than 4,500 performances in 29 countries on 5 continents for over 1.5 million spectators since starting in 1981. The company has toured throughout Quebec and Canada, to more than 40 American states and 15 European countries. DynamO Théâtre has been invited and welcomed to 33 festivals worldwide.