Romeo & Juliet (Layla & Majnun) - Bag&Baggage Productions

Romeo & Juliet (Layla & Majnun) - Bag&Baggage Productions
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Date: 7/20/2017 TO 8/5/2017
Time: 7:30 PM TO 9:30 PM

150 E Main St.
Hillsboro, OR 97123


Event Description: Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers has been described as “timeless”…perhaps more so than most people think! There is ample evidence to suggest that one of the main literary sources for the Bard’s story of feuding families comes from an ancient Persian tale called Layla & Majnun. In Nizami’s epic poem, two “star-crossed lovers” rebel against the edicts of their parents, embrace their forbidden love, and pay the ultimate price. “Her parents’ home had become her prison. Guarding the secret of her love, which must not be revealed, she waited, listening to the wind, as it lovingly caressed her tent, hoping it might bring a message from her beloved…” – Layla & Majnun Sound familiar? In this world premiere adaptation, B&B fuses the romantic, haunting poetry of Nizami’s Layla & Majnun into Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, re-imagining the Bard’s tragic lovers in ancient Iran during the time of Emperor Constantine. A timely and powerful exploration of clashing cultures, unrepentant love, and unreasoning hate – performed outdoors at the Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza in downtown Hillsboro. July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, and August 3, 4, and 5, 2017 The Civic Center Plaza, 150 E Main Street, Hillsboro Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm
Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza, Downtown Hillsboro

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