In Connecticut Repertory Theatre's new production of William Shakespeare's classic love story Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio (Andrea Pane, left), Romeo (Will Haden, center) and Benvolio (Ryan Marcone) do what any sensible teenage men of their time would do: duel, talk about stuff endlessly, chase girls and fall in love. Romeo and Juliet get a little love-crazy during a random meeting, even though Juliet's already spoken for. The play is one of the most popular and frequently staged works; CRT's version draws upon both Renaissance and contemporary elements to tell the tale. (Spoiler alert: this one doesn't end so well.)
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Nov. 29-Dec. 9, weeknight evening performances 7:30 p.m., weekend evening performances 8 p.m., matinee performances 2 p.m., $6-$30, Nafe Katter Theatre, 802 Bolton Rd, Unit 1127, Storrs, (860) 486-2113, crt.uconn.edu.