SThere's a staging of Romeo and Juliet at Washington D.C.'s Capitol Hill Arts Workshop that's different from any other version you may have seen: The entire cast is female. "An hour shorter, a fraction of the cost and 100 percent more women," is the production's slogan. It's meant to be a throwdown, a challenge to the grander, costlier all-male Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall. And estrogen isn't the only thing different about the play run by Taffety Punk, the theater company doing the "smarter, cheaper, better" play: The famous balcony scene is done on monkey bars. [Washington Post]
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