If Romeo & Juliet Were From Spanish Harlem
As Lin-Manuel Miranda rakes in accolades for Broadway hip-hop musical Hamilton, Más Mejor & Room 28 come together to bring us an unusual, yet equally hilarious rendition of the classic Romeo & Juliet play.
The tragic love story of two young teens that erupts from the infamous feud between the Montagues and the Capulets is set in Spanish Harlem’s Tito Puente Park. The love-struck “Juliet” is played by Cynthia Cruz, an aspiring actress who brings her overwhelming dramatic skill-set which she learned at the best acting schools in the Bronx. Meanwhile, Miguel Torres aka “Romeo” channels his inner f**k boy and switches things up when he recruits a crew of Uptown gangstas to help defend his honor against his archenemy “Tybalt.”
With first-time director Richardo “Choo Chee” Gomez heading the effort, the parody play is a guaranteed laugh. Watch how Romeo & Juliet goes down in Spanish Harlem: