“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” Juliet’s question to her beloved beau is just one of the many famous lines remembered from William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”. From amphitheater performances to the bright lights of Broadway, the eternal love story has made its way around the world in multiple adaptations—one of which is coming to Chattanooga.
Starting Feb. 16, Chattanooga’s Majestic 12, Northgate 14 and Dalton’s Carmike 12 will screen a film of the Broadway stage production of “Romeo and Juliet”, starring Orlando Bloom and two-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad.
Twenty-five cast members accompany Bloom and Rashad, including Tony winners Brent Carver (Friar Laurence) and Chuck Cooper (Lord Capulet), two-time nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Nurse), and Christian Carmargo (Mercutio). The modern take on the play marked Bloom’s debut into the world of Broadway.
The stage production, directed by five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux, also marks “R&J”’s first Broadway staging in 36 years. Filmed for broadcast, the film is directed by Don Roy King, and runs approximately 135 minutes.
The film will show at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 17-19. Seats are $20. For more information, visit carmike.com.
— Madeline Chambliss