“Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love” Romeo and Juliet (1.1. 172) What if Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet had told a different story? Mercutio and Tybalt. Sworn enemies and… fated lovers. In this fresh twist on the world’s most iconic love story, Starcrossed unveils the intrigue and passion of a forbidden romance forged in strife, stifled by circumstance and silenced by history. Reimagining Shakespeare’s verse for the modern age, Rachel Garnet’s tender, witty and heart-wrenching new play gives beloved characters new life, and has received critical acclaim since first premiering at the New York International Fringe Festival.