With Romeo and Juliet barely in the grave, Verona High School, teen aged cousins of the "pair of star crossed lovers," Angeline Montague and Teresa Tybalt, and their gangs, continue the feud with episodes of insult and sword-play. The atmosphere is tense.

Meanwhile, Paris, who has gained a reputation among the girls of Verona High, mourns Juliet as Ophelia meddles in the background to set the feud between the "two households, of equal status and power" in motion once more.

Benvolio Montague, Romeo's cousin, falls for beautiful Danish exchange student, Jessica Capulet –Stochinger. To the dismay of his friends, Benvolio lies about his surname, a lie which creates mayhem when Macbeth and Banquo encounter the pair "wooing".

The plot thickens as Montague and Capulet are pitted once again against each other by agendas from outside the long standing argument.

All is resolved when the seemingly kind, mild mannered Michael, Paris' best friend, is revealed by Friar John, Hamlet in disguise, as the mastermind behind the discord and all ends happily.

"Never did a story of love bear less woe,
Than this of Jessica, and her Benvolio."

  • dramatic comedy
  • 120
  • 53 total
  • 27 female identifying, 26 male identifying
  • young people
  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
  • adult, all ages, teen
  • Australian Script Centre


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