Southwest Shakespeare Company (SSC), Arizona’s only classical theatre, continues to bring new and exciting ideas to the stage — all while remaining true to each play’s original form.  The company’s upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet is no exception to the rule and the tragic story of young love, torn apart by power and hate, will be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. 

With our story’s undefined setting, Shakespeare’s eternal love song is sung with new time and measure, but with a familiar refrain: “Two households both alike in dignity, in this unfamiliar land, where we lay our scene.  New grudge breaks from old mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.  From forth the fatal loins of these new foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers lose their life: and do with their death bury their parent’s strife.”

The play runs through January 27, 2018.  Tickets range from $31-$47.  Student matinees are $13 and seniors (55+) have discounted pricing options.  65% of proceeds are donated to the Arizona Humane Society using promo code: “CuddlyCritters”. 

Call the Box Office at (480) 664-6500 or visit or . Performances take place Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30PM,

Saturdays at 2PM & 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM at the Mesa Arts Center located at

One Main Street, Mesa 85201.