Measure for Measure from Cheek by Jowl and Pushkin Theater
The Joffrey Ballet
Romeo & Juliet

Internationally renowned choreographer and Director of the Polish National Ballet Krzysztof Pastor creates a unique telling of the romantic tragedy. This contemporary rendition of the classic Shakespearean tale of star–crossed lovers is set in Italy against a striking multimedia backdrop depicting three different political eras of the twentieth century. Throughout each time period, the timeless tale of love and loss unfolds to Prokofiev’s formidably dramatic score played live by the Chicago Philharmonic. Bravura dancing, touching lyricism, and epic storytelling unite in this rendering of ill–fated true love. Chicago Sun–Times calls it “a masterful achievement on every level...transcendent.”