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Romeo & Juliet at the Indiana Repertory Theatre

Aaron Kirby and Sophia Macías in IRT's 2018 production of Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Zach Rosing.
Aaron Kirby and Sophia Macías in IRT’s 2018 production of Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Zach Rosing.

Saturday night I had the best date night! My husband and I ventured downtown for dinner and a show. We went to see Romeo & Juliet at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. It was all I had hoped it would be and more. The story line followed the traditional Shakespeare classic but with a contemporary twist. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

 

 

This was our first visit to the IRT so I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I was impressed. The building itself is gorgeous. I was mesmerized by how beautiful it looked all lit up at night. My excitement grew as we crossed the street to step inside. We picked up our tickets from Will Call and headed to grab refreshments before the show.

It was finally time for the House to open. Romeo & Juliet at the Indiana Repertory Theatre was action packed from the moment it started. They utilized the whole stage as well as all of the aisles around the seats. Aaron Kirby, Romeo, was brilliant. You could feel every emotion he was evoking. He and Sophia Macías, Juliet, were amazing together. Their beautiful but dark love story is a true testament to young love.

I loved the humor in parts of the show. I found myself smiling and laughing as if I were watching friends. The cast did such a wonderful job telling this timeless story. I stayed totally immersed in the show the whole time. When Romeo drank the poison I wanted to stand up and shout “no!” I was deeply invested.

Aaron Kirby and Sophia Macías in IRT's 2018 production of Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Zach Rosing.
Aaron Kirby and Sophia Macías in IRT’s 2018 production of Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Zach Rosing.

IRT Valentine’s Day Promotion: 

The IRT is running a special Valentine’s Day promotion for this show. This special one-time offer includes two tickets, two beverages of your choice (each valued up to $7) and sweet treats from DeBrand Fine Chocolates – for only $60. To book this deal, contact the IRT Ticket Office at 317-635-5252 or book online using promo code RJLOVE.

More Info: 

Romeo & Juliet is running now through Sunday, March 4th. Tickets start at $25. This is a contemporary staging of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, the story of young lovers struggling to survive amid old hatreds. The vibrant and lively play speaks boldly across centuries to the divided world we live in today. Contact the IRT at 317-635-5277 or visit them on the web irtlive.com.


Jen is a client coordinator for RE/MAX. She stays busy raising two boys, Nathan and Logan (a.k.a. “the Wilds”). She is passionate about writing and is the voice behind JVKom Chronicles. Jen enjoys healthy living and being active with her family. She also enjoys blogging and social media. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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