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February 9, 2015 (El Cajon)—The Stagecoach Theatre at Grossmont College will present Romeo and Juliet, arguably the greatest love story in English literature, in eight performances in March.  This production has a twist—set against the turbulent backdrop of Prohibition Era Chicago, blending a mafia family drama with the timelessness of forbidden love.

The young lovers’ illicit desire is hindered by a deadly organized crime feud, and ultimately they must decide if duty and family honor outweigh the allure and depth of their love. The tale of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers is an enduring, tragic romance that challenges the audience to examine the power of passion and the inevitability of fate.   

The production, directed by Jeannette Thomas, will take stage on March 12, 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. as well as two matinee performances at 2 p.m. on March 14th and 21st. For tickets,  visit