“How Now Juliet”, an Ezop Sahne production, opening at Uniq Box on January 15th
“How Now Juliet” written by Ephraim Kishon and translated into Turkish by Hale Kuntay; both represented by our agency, will be opening at uniq Box on January 15th with an Ezop Sahne production starring Deniz Çakır as Juliet and Engin Alkan as Romeo.
What would have happened if Romeo had woken up a few minutes earlier at the end of Shakespeare’s tragedy and the ‘star-cross’d lovers’ had survived? How would the fourteen-year-olds’ romantic dream have stood up to the test of time, ageing and the stresses and routines of married life? Ephraim Kishon’s play, brought to the Electric Theatre stage this week by the Guildburys, sees the situation thirty years after their survival: Juliet as a discontented, frustrated wife and Romeo a seedy middle-aged husband with money worries and mother-in-law problems, battling with each other over the disappointments and disillusionment of it all. And who do they blame? The author, literally, of their troubles: William Shakespeare himself!
27 December 2019