You scratch your head, thinking of ideas for the perfect date night. Dinner at a fancy restaurant? Been there, done that. A movie night? Nah, too boring. What else could you possibly plan for the perfect romantic date night? Enjoy a night under the stars at Shakespeare in the Park, which is back this year to stage Romeo and Juliet, a classic tale of family feuds and forbidden love. With a boat-load of romance, the sparkling night sky, and a cool breeze, this outdoor play makes the perfect venue for an idyllic date.
Presented by the Singapore Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park is a can’t-miss event on the local arts calendar. It takes place at the amazingly lush and green Fort Canning Park. Arrive early enough to wander through the eye-catching sites of the park, like the sculpture garden, archaeological dig area, and spice garden. After your stroll, grab a front row seat and watch the sun set, then take in the sparkling lights of the city as you lounge on your blanket on the grass. As the stars start to shine, bring out your picnic dinner to share on the cool grass and feel a soft breeze on your face as you dine al fresco. As the show begins, you smile at your loved one and ready yourself to be captivated by a story of true love.
Though you’re seated outside, you can be sure this production will be of the highest quality. Past Shakespeare classics put on by the Singapore Repertory Theatre range from the darker tales of Macbeth and Hamlet to more light-hearted comedies like Twelfth Night and A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Having enthralled thousands with their past stages, the upcoming Romeo and Juliet is, unsurprisingly, a much-anticipated affair.
Now that your date night problem is solved, you can’t wait to grab a bite, a picnic basket, and your significant other for this theatrical drama under the night sky. Though you may have seen Romeo and Juliet before, you’ve certainly never seen it quite like this!