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OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO THRILL TO PROKOFIEV’S ’ROMEO & JULIET’ IN KRZYSTOF PASTOR’S POWERFUL STAGING FOR THE ACCLAIMED JOFFREY BALLET.
On Saturday, April 1, Members and friends of Out Professionals enjoy priority seating at Lincoln Center as the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet, one of America’s leading companies, brings to New York Krzysztof Pastor’s terrific new “Romeo & Juliet.”
Performing here for the first time in 20 years, this international company of 42 dancers brings to life Sergei Prokofiev’s astonishing score, performed by the Chicago Philharmonic, “one of the country’s finest symphonic orchestras” (Chicago Tribune).
Krzysztof Pastor’s classical yet contemporary staging “might just be the most eloquent, rapturous, emotionally searing ‘translation’ of the story you will ever see. The Joffrey dancers seem to be catapulted to the moon.” (Chicago Sun-Times).
The Joffrey’s production is a departure from the traditional Kenneth MacMillan version of Shakespeare’s play that New York audiences are used to. Pastor keeps the star-crossed lovers in Italy, but places them against a backdrop of 20th-century political strife. Act One is set in Mussolini’s Italy of the 1930s, Act Two takes place in a context of political terrorism in the 1950s, and Act Three unfolds during the political rise of Silvio Berlusconi in the 1990s.
Photo: Cheryl Mann
Lincoln Center’s Koch Theater, Columbus Avenue at 63rd Street. Subway: No. 1 to 66th Street, Lincoln Center; A/B/C/D to 59th Street, Columbus Circle.
The New York premiere of Krzysztof Pastor’s “Romeo and Juliet,” performed by the Joffrey Ballet. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Performance, 8 p.m. sharp. Final curtain, 10:30 p.m.
Nonmember: $89 per ticket. Dues-paying OP Member: $79 per ticket. On receipt of your order, OP will contact you for the address where you want to receive your tickets. Meanwhile, please print and retain the Eventbrite order confirmation you get here.
SPECIAL ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’ MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE
A 12-month Individual OP Membership (new or renewal, your own or a gift) PLUS one ticket to tonight’s performance totals just $135. For dues-paying OP Members only, additional tickets are just $79 each. (As an example, a 12-month Membership PLUS a pair of tickets rounds up to total just $215.) Your membership is what allows Out Professionals to continue to provide year-round programming, including low-cost or no-cost LGBT networking and socializing. Join here.