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You just thought he was dead! Romeo, that is. No, he didn`t die when he drank that poison at the end of ROMEO AND JULIET. Because it wasn`t poison at all; just a sleeping potion that put him out for a few centuries. And when Romeo awakens, he finds himself in 1960 Brooklyn, chasing a girl he believes is his beloved Juliet. But no, it`s not Juliet – it`s Bernadette, the beautiful, sassy daughter of a local mobster. Romeo finds himself aligned with the rival crime family and… poor Romeo! It seems he`s got what the therapists would call, “a pattern.” But unlike Shakespeare`s account of the tale, ROMEO AND BERNADETTE barrels along with dames, dons and dizzy comedy to a happy ending, accompanied by some of the world`s most recognizable Italian melodies, famous from movies, television and many, many pizzerias.

Bebe and I got to see this before it closes on Sunday. 



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Orly S. Agawin

The author Orly S. Agawin

Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.

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