“Romeo and Juliet “
Never being Separated from God’s
Hats (Jesus- Khaki)
stands stage right; Romeo stands stage left; Jesus stands beside him
(very dramatic) O Romeo, O Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy Father and
refuse thy name, and if thou whilst not, I will be a Capulet no more.
Romeo stage left; He stands before Juliet and faces her
Juliet, my dearest love, if only our households were not feuding, could I confess my love to thee. If only the Montague’s
and the Capulet’s did not quarrel!
comes up beside them and starts to speak; As he does, he moves behind them and stands between; Romeo and Juliet pay no attention
to him as he speaks
Hey, Romeo! Juliet! It’s me, Jesus. Could thoust give me a moment? Listen, I know your parents dislike one another,
and it would probably take a miraculous event to have them get along, but believe me, you can’t keep your love bottled
up. *If you were to date in secret, you may think you can hide it, but what about when you get married? And then when you
have kids, you’ll definitely have to tell them, and believe me, it would probably be a shocker if you suddenly said,
“Dad, you’re a Grandpa.” I don’t think you want that. You have to tell them about this soon.
waits for them to accept it
O Juliet, we must never tell our families of our love. It must be kept a secret for eternity!
(surprised) Hey, Romeo, that’s
like the exact opposite of what I told you! *And about the eternity thing, it sounds nice, but with secrets, believe me, it’s
impossible. Is anyone listening? (waves hand in front of
faces) Hello? ..Hello?
turns towards the center of the stage; Jesus follows
(trying to explain it) Romeo,
you have to seek out help for this! If this isn’t resolved, the situation will only get worse!
enters stage left; Holds out sword
(threatening) What say you foul Montague? Draw your sword, for it
is known now that you love my cousin, Juliet!
..annnd here’s how it could get worse. Romeo, listen, you love Juliet, but fighting this man will not ensure her heart.
There will be consequences, so you have to turn around and walk away.
starts to turn, but suddenly raises his sword
My love for Juliet is more than life! En guard!
and Tybalt do a cheesy duel
(while fighting) Romeo, you must not take a life for love!
slays Tybalt; Tybalt seems surprised
Ouch! (falls to knees holding wound)
..This puts a damper on things..
over on ground, still; Romeo drops his sword and hears someone entering; He runs and hides off to the side as Father Capulet
enters stage left and finds Tybalt; Falls to knees
Oh, this is a dark day
for the Capulet clan
At the hands of a villain
we’ve lost a great man
(stands; looks at audience)
Send word! Send my soldiers
into the town
For surely tonight foul
Romeo is GOING DOWN!
Romeo, you have to face the facts. You can‘t run.. Romeo!
runs to Juliet as Jesus is speaking
Dearest Juliet, I must flee, for they will capture me if I do not!
Farewell my love!
runs to the door; exits
Alright, If speaking poetically is the only way I’m getting through, so be it. (composes) Juliet, your relationship with Romeo is going the
Please, oh please listen to what I have to say!
Friar! Oh Friar!
enters stage right next to Juliet
Do you have anything to aid me in escaping my home, to be with my fair Romeo?
That I do, in this bottle I keep
A liquid that will put
you to a deep sleep
Once your family thinks
you dead and gone
You can run away with Romeo,
and so on, and so on.. (gives her vial)
(sarcastically) Now there‘s good priestly advice!
exits; Juliet holds the bottle up to eye level
Juliet.. you can’t do this.
Take two teaspoons of this liquid today/ Side effects include headache, nausea, runny nose, and more than we can say.
shrugs and drinks the vial; She walks to the center stage and as she almost goes on with her day, she passes out suddenly
on stage; Romeo enters stage left to the center to find Juliet; He falls by her side
Oh Juliet, oh lamentable day! My Juliet is gone!
Romeo, wait! I know you don‘t know she will awaken soon, but even so, I still have plans for you!
(pulls out poison) Here be the poison with
which I will join my Juliet!
Does anybody hear me? *Don’t take your life in grief!
Here’s to my love! (raises glass)
What about my love?
drinks and lays down beside Juliet
(barely breathing) True apocrophe. Thy drugs are quick..
is still, but after a moment, his head shoots up
head down again; Juliet awakes and sees Romeo
Oh Romeo! How you have taken your life with such poison! How can I go on?
You can still go on Juliet! I still love you! Isn’t that enough?
(holds up poison) I am
coming, my love!
drinks poison and falls
runs up behind Juliet and catches her before she falls to ground; lowers his head; Narrator enters center, in front of Romeo
A glooming peace this morning with
The sun for sorrow will not be rising
For never was there a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet, and her Romeo
bows, and then exits stage right; Jesus looks down, but slowly raises his head
There didn’t have to be a sad ending. If only they had listened.
stands and faces the audience
I tried to tell them that there was another way. Another way other than running in fear from something that they thought would
destroy their love. Yet that isn’t what true love would do. *True love doesn’t run in the face of fear or doubt,
but faces them with courage and heart. *True love never fails. It never dies. My love for you is a true love.
I know.. that may sound superficial. You may not feel like my love is real. I know what you feel, because I was there. I faced
all the doubts you are facing right now. I know what it is like to be in the dark and feel so unloved. *And if there is one
way I can prove to you that my love is real, it’s this: I’m still here. I am still willing to make all
sacrifices for you, because that’s what true love is. *True love isn’t about receiving. It’s about giving.
looks back sadly at Romeo and Juliet, then to the audience
So many people go their whole lives without knowing that. They run so hard, search so long for a love to call their own, when
it was reaching out for their hand all along. *Remember.. if you ever feel unloved because this one person is not there for
you, or for any other reason, I am. I’m always there to comfort you, and it’s not just a feeling. It’s a
truth. Please remember that.. *And perhaps, your life will not end in a tragedy like so / As this of Juliet.. and her Romeo.
turns back to Romeo and Juliet