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Shakespeare's Timeless Love Story Coming to Heritage Center

By University Relations Staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Romeo and Juliet, performed by The Acting Company, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2023, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center on the University of Dubuque campus. The performance is part of the 10th annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series.

WHAT: Romeo and Juliet, performed by The Acting Company
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2023
WHERE: John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

- Public: $28 to $40
- UD Affiliates (UD Faculty and Staff, UD Alumni, Parents of Current UD Students, Military/Veterans, Groups of 10 or More): $23 to $35
- UD Students: First ticket $5; additional tickets $23 to $35
Ticket prices increase by $5 at midnight the day of the event.

William Shakespeare's iconic and timeless Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest love stories in literature. The gripping drama spun out of the ancient grudge between two families makes Romeo and Juliet as relevant to modern society as it was to audiences four centuries ago. The star-crossed lovers follow their passion to the ultimate tragic end.

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare offers some of the most glorious poetry ever written. Spoken by complex and memorable characters, the poetry establishes the standard for all love stories written since.

With gorgeous costumes and music, enchanting parties, moonlit nights, dank graveyards, and blood-strewn streets, The Acting Company's fresh production breathes new life into this outstanding tale.

Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Julliard's Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed for over 4 million people in 48 states and 10 foreign countries, in small towns and large cities alike. The Acting Company has given more than 400 actors in two generations to master their craft by playing challenging repertory roles early in their careers. Alumni include Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, and more.

Tickets for Romeo and Juliet can be purchased from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes prior to events at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by calling 563.585.SHOW; or by visiting

New this season, H-PALS allows people to earn a point for every dollar spent. When patrons reach 200 points, they receive one free ticket (valued up to $50) for an eligible event of their choice.

Conlon Construction is the presenting sponsor of the 2022-2023 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series.