Juliet: A Dialogue about Love

If readership ever moves from singular to plural, this post may have more impact, but every theatre and church should take the oppportunity to stage Juliet: A Dialogue about Love.  It is a play written by András Visky, featuring Melissa Hawkins, and directed by Christopher Markle.

The play comes inexpensively and “no assembly required” in either a more sophisticated staging for theatres or a simpler staging for churches.  The play can stand on its own against virtually any dramatic production, and is pregnant with the Gospel.

In the play, Visky documents the true story of his parents. In 1939, his father fled from Romania to Hungary, where he was to meet his future wife, Juliet. After World War II they decided to return to Transylvania, by then a part of Romania again, because, as he said, a servant of God must always choose the hard way. His father was sentenced to 22 years in prison; his mother remained alone with the seven children without even a knowledge of the language. They were deported to the Romanian Gulag a thousand kilometres from their home. But Juliet was not ready to give up her freedom and deny her love, and instead she decided to find a way out.

Although Juliet is performed by just one actress, it enters the audience into a multitude of stories, objects, places and situations, with even God stepping onto the scene as the main protagonist in Juliet’s escape. Juliet has been on the programme of the Thália Theatre in Budapest for three seasons, playing to full houses.

Check it and both of you spread the word, though I know you already know about it Renae. 


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