A Tender Thing

Romeo and Juliet did not die, but survived and had a long and happy marriage. But death comes in the end, even to great lovers. 

Nancy Palk and Joe Zeigler play the aging lovers with passion and tenderness. The play uses the words of Shakespeare from the play and from the sonnets to tell this story of a couple dealing with the fact that one is dying.

It was beautifully done and the fact of Palk and Zeigler’s long marriage added an extra note of beauty to the production.

Ben Power was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare company to re-imagine Romeo and Juliet. This was the result. Definitely a must see for Shakespeare fan and old lovers.


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to A Tender Thing

  1. keithhpotter says:

    A short play, but still probably 20 minutes too long. The application of the language from R&J (and the Sonnets) in this new situation was very effective, and affecting initially, but it got repetitious towards the end and I found myself thinking, “Die for heavens sake!”

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