Bravo, of D97, presents a production of “Romeo & Juliet Together (and alive) At Last!” Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

In the school’s modern take on the age old story two  8th graders, Pete Saltz & Anabell Stackpoole are in love, but terribly shy…so shy they can’t even look at each other, let alone speak. To bring them together, their classmates decide to stage a performance of Romeo & Juliet. They pen an abridged script, leaving out everything they don’t understand. But lack of expertise, only 2 weeks of rehearsal, a set left over from another play and a classmate’s villainy threaten the well-meaning endeavor every step of the way. When the big day finally arrives, lines are dropped, costumes rip, scenery tumbles, potions spill and Juliet’s bier nearly blows up. Yet, in spite of everything – or maybe because of it – true love triumphs in the end.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. For more information about tickets call Bravo Box Office at (708) 524-5621 or email at bravo@op97.org. To purchase tickets visit oakpark.revtrak.net.

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