Southern outskirts of Milan. Gratosoglio, a muslim-majority neighbourhood.
Four seventeen-year-old girls and two boys of the same age, Christians and Muslims, challenge themselves with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, led by a young actress.
Are Montagues and Capulets like Christians and Muslims?
What is the meaning of falling in love with your enemy? And who is the enemy today?
What is the meaning of speaking the truth, belonging to somebody, to a faith, to an ideal?
How do Romeo and Juliet hold their hands today? How do they kiss?
During each Act the kids will read, rehearse, discuss, meet. They will look around and into them, they discover each other as they discover the surrounding world.
A journey to discover what Shakespeare is writing today. To make us understand these times, and ourselves.