The new Q Brothers-written hip-hop version of Romeo and Juliet has sold 75% of its tickets for its complete run this summer!
It is being staged in the intimate Westhoff Theatre with only 120 seats available per performance, accounting, in part, for the rapid results. The play, commissioned by the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, will preview on Saturday, July 8 at 2 p.m., and then open officially on Sunday, July 9 at 2 p.m. Due to the rotating repertory schedule, performances of I Heart Juliet are on Sundays and Tuesdays only, except for the Saturday preview. It is being directed by Artistic Director Kevin Rich.
At its current rate, a complete sell-out is anticipated by the July 9 opening. This will also end season ticket sales. A Midsummer Night's Dream and Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline will be sold individually. Group and other discounts will still be available for them. Over 3,000 tickets have been sold already, and revenues are up by $25,000 over last year.
Wed, June 28, 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Ewing Cultural Center - $12 - $49
Thu, June 29, 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Ewing Cultural Center - $12 - $49
Fri, June 30, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Ewing Cultural Center - $12 - $49
Sat, July 1, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Ewing Cultural Center - $12 - $49
Wed, July 5, 2017 (All Day Event) @ Ewing Cultural Center - $12 - $49