About the Playwright: William Shakespeare was born in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. As a young actor, poet and playwright, he joined The Lord Chamberlain's Men, one of the most successful acting troupes in London. In 1599, the troupe lost the lease of the theatre where it performed and built its own theatre across the Thames, south of London, which it called The Globe. The new theatre opened in July of 1599 built from the timbers of the old theatre. In 1603, when James I came to the throne, the new king designated the troupe as the King's Company. Shakespeare entertained the people of London at The Globe until June 19, 1613, when a canon fired from the roof of the theatre during a performance of Henry VIII set the thatch roof on fire and burned the theatre to the ground. Shakespeare retired from the stage but continued to write until his death in 1616 on his 52nd birthday. To this day, Shakespeare is the most widely admired and well-known poet and playwright in English literature.
Single tickets for Romeo & Juliet, on sale now, start at $48 (non-SCFD) and also are available for $10 (SCFD 10 for $10 program) and are on sale now. To purchase, call Denver Center Ticket Services at 303.893.4100. For groups of 10 or more, call 303.446.4829. TTY (for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons): 303.893.9582. Tickets also may be purchased at the Denver Center Ticket Office, located in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at www.denvercenter.org.
Student rush $10 tickets are available one hour prior to curtain with a valid student ID subject to availability. Senior and military rush tickets are available one hour prior to curtain, subject to availability. No children under six will be admitted to any theatre. Visit the website at www.denvercenter.org.
Special Events for Romeo & Juliet
Perspectives on the Play | Jan 25 at 6pm
The DCTC's creative team provides the audience a unique perspective on the production. In the Jones Theatre.
Student Night | Jan 25, 7:30
Students purchase $10 tickets ahead of time on-line, in person or over the phone for these designated student nights (promo code 2013STUDENT, valid student ID required).
General Talkbacks | Feb 10, post-show
Join us for a discussion with the actors from the show
Talkback hosted by the Higher Education Advisory Council | Feb 17, post-show
Join the cast for a discussion led by members of our academic community.
Theatre & Theology | Feb 19, post-show
In a continued partnership with Pastor Dan Bollman of the Rocky Mountain Evangelical Lutheran Synod, this discussion examines the relevant connections to the productions through the theological lens.
Fourth Wall | Feb 23 at 5:30pm
Join other 20 and 30-somethings at Fourth Wall, which includes tickets to the play and pre- and post-show parties that expand the theatrical world. The event includes a light dinner, a ticket to the show and a drink at the after-party. For more information, visit www.denvercenter.org/fourthwall.
ASL Interpretation/Audio Described Performance | Feb 24, 1:30pm
For more information on these special events, visit http://www.denvercenter.org/education/EducationResources.aspx