Written by Monadhil Daood and performed by the Iraqi Theatre Company, the production will be performed in Arabic with English subtitles projected onto a screen.
The famous story of two star-crossed lovers is transposed into modern-day Iraq, where the duo is divided not just by family, but by religious sects. Making good use of Iraqi poetry, music and ritual and with bomb blasts as a backdrop, it sounds like a must-see.
The play was commissioned for the World Shakespeare Festival as part of London’s Olympic celebrations.
Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad will run from Sunday, Sept. 30 until Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 8pm at the Katara Drama Theatre Building 16.
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