Saturday, December 10, 2016,
Cotter Union / Page Commons Room

Please join us for Powder and Wig’s last production of the semester, “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, December 9th at 7:30pm, and December 10th at 2pm and 7:30pm! Tickets will be on sale in Pulver from Tuesday to Friday for $2 or can be purchased at the door!
The core of William Shakespeare’s classic play, Romeo and Juliet, is how society’s need to confine people in boxes ultimately proves to be harmful to everyone involved. The characters are defined solely by their allegiance to the Montagues or the Capulets, locked in a meaningless family feud. Within the play, society’s obsessive investment in regulating these categories leads to the destruction of the city and the families themselves, as an entire generation ends up dead.
While most classic productions of Romeo and Juliet focus solely on the family name as the reason society tries to keep the two young lovers apart, our version, directed by Kaylee Pomelow ’19, adds another element: both Romeo and Juliet are played by young women, portraying young women. Romeo, played by Maddy Albert ’20, and Juliet, played by Tara Brownson ’19, are kept apart not only by societal expectations about their families, but also by societal expectations about their genders. Our production seamlessly weaves an exploration of sexuality and gender norms into the classic narrative we all know and love. We at Powder and Wig feel that this concept could not be produced at a better and more relevant time in the light of the recent public increase in hateful rhetoric towards the LGBTQ+ community.
If you have any questions, please feel free to message the Powder and Wig Board at

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