Sponsored By: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Venue: Charleston Gaillard Center

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes


Choreographed by Benjamin Millepied
Composed by Sergei Prokofiev
Conducted by Timothy Myers
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra

From acclaimed choreographer Benjamin Millepied comes a bold, multidisciplinary reenvisioning of Shakespeare’s tragedy with Prokofiev’s lush score. Set in a modern metropolis, the titular duo are recast as diverse young adults: rotating between male/female, male/male, and female/female pairings. The fast-paced drama unfolds both on and beyond the Gaillard stage through live video, a state-of-the-art projection system, and accompaniment by the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra under the baton of Orchestra Music Director Timothy Myers. Hailed by The New Yorker as “startling, dazzling, and wrenching in equal measure,” Romeo and Juliet Suite offers a riveting treatise on the recklessness of young love.

Attendance at all events is subject to the Festival security policy.

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Spoleto is proud to make this performance possible with support of the Charleston Gaillard Center. Additional support provided by Spoleto Festival USA 2024 Media Sponsor The Post and Courier.