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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet

February 26, 2022 7:30pm World Premiere

February 17-19, 2022 Work in progress

World Premiere

Verb Ballets presents its world premiere of recently commissioned Romeo and Juliet by award-winning choreographer Joshua L. Peugh. Peugh was chosen as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch.” This new contemporary ballet uses the plot and structure of Shakespeare’s play along with the mythology of the story and characters themselves. It takes an adventurous approach to exploring the intersecting themes of freedom and mortality while reflecting poignant issues of our current political and social reality. Peugh moves audiences to understand movement as a universal language, accessible to all. Through his work, he aims for audiences to connect, interact, and react to one another in the depths of our humanness.  The production will preview at the Cleveland Public Theatre on February 17-19, 2022.

All guests are required to wear masks in the theatre regardless of vaccination status.


February 26, 2022 7:30pm


E.J. Thomas Hall
198 Hill St
Akron, OH 44325


$35/$25/$10 Student
Ticket fees apply

Call the E. J. Box Office at 330-972-7570
10AM – 4PM Monday-Friday

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Work in progress

Be the first to see Romeo and Juliet as a work in progress in preparation for the world premiere. Verb Ballets has commissioned award-winning choreographer Joshua L. Peugh, of New Mexico, to create a contemporized version using the plot and structure of Shakespeare’s play. He will reflect poignant issues of our current political and social reality in this new ballet. DanceWorks will allow the choreographer and artists to work through the new production on stage before the world premiere. This show may change every night as a work in progress! The world premiere is at E.J. Thomas Hall on February 26, 2022.

All guests are required to wear masks in the theatre regardless of vaccination status.


February 17-19, 2022 7:30pm


Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Theatre
Cleveland, OH 44102


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Tickets call 216-631-2727 x501


Joshua L. Peugh

Joshua L. Peugh is the Founder and Artistic Director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance and Co-founder of Fair Assembly. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, he has created work for festivals in Asia, Europe, and North America, winning awards for his choreography in South Korea, Japan, Canada, and the USA. He was the recipient of the Grand Prize at the McCallum Theatre’s 18th Annual Choreography Festival and was chosen as one of Dance Magazine‘s “25 to Watch.” Joshua served as choreographer for legendary soprano Kathleen Battle’s concert Underground Railroad – A Spiritual Journey and was the 2018 recipient of the Natalie Skelton Award for Artistic Excellence.

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