A long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet who fall in love, but cannot be together. A secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly for Juliet is to be wed to another. Juliet takes a sleeping potion that makes her appear to be dead for some time. Unaware of this, Romeo goes to her tomb and drinks poison. When Juliet awakes she sees Romeo dead and takes her own life.Director's Note:The feeling of love seems to have been from time immemorial, even before the dawn of civilization. Love has transcended time and space, and has been persisting and flourishing perennially. Shakespeare's drama, Romeo Juliet, encapsulates the very essence of this timeless love .With a social responsibility, we are staging this great drama to sensitize the youth today about the value and significance of true love. Today's love is polluted, obscene and self-centered. As a result, now we see violence and deaths around us. Love has to remain untainted by the man-made barriers like religion, caste, nationality and hierarchy. Love is pure; love sustains; love is everlasting. Love should not be subjected to rashness. Love needs restraint, and is difficult to comprehend. When love is understood in proper perspective, disappointment disappears and enmity evaporates. Lack of restraint and rashness are responsible for the deaths of the great lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Dear viewers, I try to portray the genuineness and greatness of love through the staging of this play. I want to sanitize love. I dedicate the performance to true love. It also helps my students at Theatre Lab form the cast and gain in the theatrical experience of staging a deathless classic. It is hoped that through this performance, they will also get noticed by the Tamil film industry. The production would not be possible but for the brave and gracious efforts of the cast, crew, designers, technicians, artists, friends and well wishers of Theatre lab. It is our sincere hope that our hard work will be a blessing to you and bring glory to God (Art).