In “Juliet,” by award-winning Eastern European playwright András Visky and subtitled “A Dialogue about Love,” a woman’s enduring love is tested while she is imprisoned with her children with no chance of survival. Hungarian and Romanian cultures play a prominent role throughout the duration of “Juliet” as the play documents the true story of the parents of Transylvanian writer Visky. After World War II, Visky’s father was sentenced to 22 years in prison by the Communist authorities for “acting against public order,” while his mother, himself and his 6 siblings were deported to a Romanian gulag a thousand kilometers from their home. Their family’s separation finally came to an end in 1964 during a short-lived period during which the regime relaxed its repressive policies.
“Juliet” runs September 10-October 3 at The Royal George Theatre. Tickets for this play are regularly priced at $25, but are available for only $15 at the box office (with valid university ID).