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A Tale of Two balconies – modern Romeo and Juliet comedy

modern Romeo and Juliet comedy


Sorry, love, the old Romeo can’t come to the phone right now – he’s too busy thinking of the paths to his beloved’s (Juliet’s) heart …but the new Romeo can come to the phone, in fact he’s glued to it ‘cause the hot Juliet, is on the other line. In A Tale of Two Balconies, modern Romeo/Juliet and Shakespearean Juliet/Romeo share with us the agony of love in a one act comedy that boldly puts the ‘crossed’ in ‘star-crossed’ as the two couples intertwine in a quirky retelling of the dramatic classic. The differences between modern-day flirting and the courtships of yesteryear are explored in the most comical yet thought-provoking way and in an illuminating style, the whims and wild imaginings of teenagers are studied. It wouldn’t be ‘Romeo and Juliet’ without the element of disaster we’ve come to associate with the romance and when the Romeo and Juliet pairs cross paths, hilarious consequences arise leading to the conclusion that boys will be boys and are indeed from Mars and girls? Well, we all know (or don’t know) about them in this modern Romeo and Juliet comedy.

Tis awesome to feel the fluttering’s that arise from the passions of the heart!


North Haven High School, CT, USA – 2018
Geneseo Community Players, NY, USA – 2019
Green Run High School, VA, USA – 2019
Visitation Academy, MO, USA – 2019
Westville Theatre, KZN, South Africa – 2020
Table View High School, Cape Town, South Africa – 2020
Hagerman High School, ID, USA – 2021
Mimic Stage School, Hertfordhire, UK – 2021
Wesleyan School, GA, USA – 2021
Wasatch High School, UT, USA – 2021
Ferris High School Theatre Arts, WA, USA – 2022
Canberra Girls Grammar, ACT, Australia – 2022
North Catholic HS, PA, USA – 2022
Kadoka Area School District, SD, USA – 2022
Stromness Academy, Scotland, United Kingdom – 2023
Kadoka Area School District, SD, USA – 2023
Clark Montessori High School, OH, USA – 2023
Dubravka Milovac Milovac Srndović, Serbia – 2023

Author: Kate Cosette

Type: One act Comedy

Genre: Modern Romeo and Juliet Comedy

Length: Twenty five minutes

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: Teenagers

Suitable for: Teens up to perform and to watch

Set: Scene opens on stage split in two: present in both scenes is a balcony. Modern and medieval Juliets both stand on their respective balconies

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy but fun piece that points fun at both modern and medieval ways.

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $10.50 for this previously staged one act digital play script. Simply click Shakespeare!

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Copyright © November 2017 Kate Cosette

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