A Mong Kok Romeo and Juliet: A Play in Four Acts
This play for young adults is a contemporary rendition of Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET set in the Hong Kong neighborhood of Mong Kok. The play tells a love story between teenagers from two Mong Kok families, who have been ensnared in conflict since “a business deal went wrong.” Raj Kapoor, an Indian, and an idealistic young man, as well as a poet, falls in love with Juliet Chiu, the only daughter of the wealthy and powerful Chius of Mong Kok. Juliet proves to be the perfect match for Raj. Misunderstood by her materialistic parents, Juliet is a sensitive soul who also writes poetry, causing her parents to worry. However, the Chius are truly alarmed when their usually obedient daughter refuses to enter into an engagement for an arranged marriage with a wealthy businessman hand-picked by her parents...
Scotts Valley, CA
English Language and Literature
Sruoginis, Laima. "A Mong Kok Romeo and Juliet: A Play in Four Acts", CreateSpace (2015).