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William Shakespeare’s timeless classic takes center stage again — this time in a unique amalgamation of theatrical presentation and mock trial — at Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley on March 5, 2022. The event will be offered in-person and it will also be shared virtually via livestream.
Actors from UC Irvine’s New Swan Shakespeare Company(opens in a new tab) will play Romeo, Juliet, and the friar. Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will prosecute and Stanford Law Professor Bernadette Meyler will defend the friar, with retired U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Guilford presiding over the proceedings and the audience serving as the jury.
The Friar will face two charges with two separate votes:
The Friar is guilty or not guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
The Friar is guilty or not guilty of child endangerment.
Read more about this event here: Law and Theater Join Forces As Romeo, Juliet, and the Case of Friar Laurence Comes to Berkeley.
Tickets for In-Person
Tickets for Romeo, Juliet, and the Case of Friar Laurence are available on the Freight & Salvage website: Romeo, Juliet, and the Case of Friar Laurence. Doors open at noon. Show starts at 1:00pm.
Health and Safety at the Freight & Salvage
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Getting to Freight & Salvage
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