Romeo & Julia
Toneelgroep Maastricht and others
Opening performance at Cultura Nova 2019 – Visual Theatre
The 29th edition of the Cultura Nova festival will be opened by the open-air performance of Romeo & Juliet on Burgemeester van Grunsvenplein square (the ‘festivalplein’), directly in front of Theater Heerlen. Audience members will be blown away by the musical, urban version of Shakespeare’s timeless tale of young love and the tragic consequences of intolerance, ignorance, and misunderstanding.
To put on this performance, Toneelgroep Maastricht is collaborating with international companies that have extensive experience and expertise in presenting large-scale, open-air performances. This shows how Cultura Nova is connecting makers at international world-leading companies to Dutch makers and companies for the second year in a row. The adaptation has a raw, urban look, and its powerful dramatics is sure to move many people.
Romeo & Juliet is a co-production by Toneelgroep Maastricht with Festival Cultura Nova, in collaboration with three international companies: Groupe F, Progression Freerunning, and Aérosculpture!