“A touch of the Elizabethan Renaissance has arrived in our midst, thanks to the Queens-based startup theater troupe known as Rude Grooms”
“Love at first sight, fights and a long goodnight,” Queens Chronicle, 8/22/2019
“Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging”
99/100 Audience Rating on Show-Score
WLIW’s Top 5 Free Events
Queens Council on the Arts
Rude Grooms’ Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy in a production full of romance, laughter, and music. Rude Grooms brings its second annual free summer production to Rainey Park, Queensbridge Park, Astoria Park, and the Plaxall Gallery. This fast-paced 90-minute play is suitable for the whole family! Don’t miss this romantic production full of live acoustic music, breathtaking action sequences, and an acting company who have worked at such internationally acclaimed theaters as Shakespeare’s Globe, Classic Stage Company, The Old Globe, and Asolo Repertory Theatre.
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RAINEY PARK (8/14 & 8/21 & NOW 8/22, moved from Queensbridge Park) – Buy Tickets | Map
Vernon Blvd and 34th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106
QUEENSBRIDGE PARK (8/15 – please note, 8/22 is now moved to RAINEY PARK above) – Buy Tickets | Map
Vernon Blvd and 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11106
ASTORIA PARK (8/16-17 & 8/23-24) – Buy Tickets | Map
19 19th St., Astoria, NY 11105
PLAXALL GALLERY (8/18 & 8/25 – indoors on the 18th and outdoors on the 25th) – Buy Tickets | Map
5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Every night at 6:30pm with additional 1:30pm matinees on Sundays
Jerome Harmann Hardeman*
Rachael Jenison* (8/23-25)
Deb Radloff* (8/14-22)
STAGE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE
New York Combat for Stage & Screen
(Kaitlyn Farley & Jared Kirby)
*these Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase
The Capulet and Montague families’ ancient feud erupts anew in Verona. When the children of these two clans meet, they fall head over heels and secretly marry. Their journey begins in beauty, laughter, and childlike joy — but the enduring hatred bubbles over into violence yet again, tearing them apart the same day they are joined as one. Rude Grooms’ Romeo and Juliet is a romantic comedy turned heart-breaking tragedy; a fable set in a contemporary world, full of live acoustic music, breathtaking action sequences, and an actors from Shakespeare’s Globe, Classic Stage Company, The Old Globe, and Asolo Repertory Theatre.