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The Johor Society for the Performing Arts (JSPA) is proud to present Shakespeare Demystified: Romeo and Juliet in two shows on May 11 and 12, from 8pm to 10pm, at Jade Restaurant, Greenland Danga Bay, Johor Baru.

Romeo & Juliet, the wedding scene
Romeo and Juliet: Everyone knows their names as they remind us of young star-crossed lovers and their tragic end.

Trapped by the feud between their families – the Montagues and the Capulets – their lives seem to tumble into an inevitable and ill-fated tragedy.

The apparent “good” coming out of that “misadventure” is that they “bury their parents’ strife.”

If you missed the previous performances by the Kuala Lumpur Shakespeare Players (KLSP), then you cannot miss this.

If you managed to catch the previous performances by the KLSP in Johor Baru, then you certainly will not miss this.

From students, parents, young professionals to serious Shakespeare buffs, everyone will appreciate the solid portrayal of the characters by the talented cast from KLSP.

Poster for Romeo & Juliet,
a live performance in Johor Baru
This 100-minute abridgement of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays by KLSP will peel back the layers, stretch your imagination and unveil some issues that the tale may be a metaphor of.

KLSP will keep its characteristic format of performing the key scenes in Shakespeare’s words and piece the parts together into a coherent whole with a narrative glue in contemporary English.

Don’t be surprised if you hear a sprinkling of our local mother tongues!

Pay close attention to the narration for this is where now-exotic words are explained, overlooked issues underscored and interesting questions are raised.

As in previous performances, there will be an exciting Question & Answer session after the performance for members of the audience to interact with the cast and director, Lim Kien Lee.

Shakespeare Demystified: Romeo and Juliet will feature Lim Soon Heng, Hana Nadira, Ali Alasri, Ivan Chan, Safia Hanifa and Phraveen Arikiah.

So get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Prices are at RM63 for adults and RM42 for students.

Online tickets are available at bit.ly/sdrnjjb or from JSPA located at No. 86, Jalan Wijaya, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Baru, Johor.

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