Tybalt and Mercutio Are Dead

by Lulu Klebanoff

 Tybalt and Mercutio Are Dead

Are you concerned that Romeo and Juliet is too straight? Do you ever wonder why there’s so much sexual tension in Act 3 Scene 1? Do you wish Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead was gayer? You’ve come to the right place. 
Swords! Shakespeare! Queer romance! Tybalt and Mercutio Are Dead, a new play by Lulu Klebanoff, explores the titular characters’ hidden romance as it unfolds offstage during Romeo and Juliet. On the outskirts of the most iconic love story of all time, Tybalt and Mercutio grapple with a love so potent and so forbidden it can only end in a tragic duel. They fence. They flirt. They rebel against traditional narratives of love, tragedy, and queerness. And along the way, they find their place in a play that wants them dead.

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Media and Downloads

File side_6_romeo_juliet.docx (.docx - 13.28KB)
File side_3_tybalt_mercutio.docx (.docx - 12.93KB)
File side_5_tybalt_capulet.docx (.docx - 12.67KB)
File side_2_tybalt_mercutio.docx (.docx - 13.00KB)
File side_1_tybalt_mercutio.docx (.docx - 12.67KB)

Performance Dates & Times

April 19, 2018 - 8:00pm

April 20, 2018 - 8:00pm

April 21, 2018 - 1:00pm

April 21, 2018 - 8:00pm


Hopper Cabaret

Venue Accessibility: 
Building, main lobby, and facilities are accessible via an exterior-entry elevator just inside the Elm Street gate. Venue is accessible from the lobby via a wheelchair lift.



Production Team

Stage Manager
Lighting Designer
Head Electrician
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Graphic Designer
Makeup Artist