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Thus With A Kiss I Die
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Thus With A Kiss I Die

Conceived and Directed by Rob Roznowski


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This immersive theatre piece follows the days and hours leading up to a performance of Romeo and Juliet at a small southern university in 1958 where a progressive director has cast a black Romeo and a white Juliet. This immersive theatre experience examines intolerance from multiple vantage points as the audience follows the numerous characters through the nooks and crannies of the Auditorium. Each audience member’s experience is unique in this experimental piece that diverges from traditional theatrical forms.


Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2:00pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion on Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, February 22, 2018. (Following the performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

Thus With A Kiss I Die Audience Survey

This show examines segregation, bias and prejudice by immersing audience members in 1958 when these issues were rampant. Some of the numerous storylines deal with bullying, assault, homophobia and more. These storylines may trigger unwanted reactions in certain patrons. At any point, any audience member may speak to a show representative to leave the production. 

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