Modern Version for Romeo and Juliet

Love at the fire escape “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, that I must love a loathed enemy”- Juliet -Characters Rodney, as Romeo Julia, as Juliet Rodney’s dad, Mr. Voligod, as Mr. Montague Julia’s dad, Mr. Ultis, as Mr. Capulet Setting- Chicago, on a chilly spring night, Julia’s apartments’ fire escape. Prologue- Rodney’s dad, Mr. Voligod, and Julia’s dad, Mr. Ultis, are business rivals and they don’t want Rodney and Julia to talk or see one another. Rodney is walking with his friends towards the celebration party for winning the national football championship, when he starts thinking) Rodney- (In his mind) I wish my beloved girlfriend would be here, oh Julia where are you? I miss you . . . . (Julia is sitting in her apartments fire escape thinking of Rodney.Her dad comes in. ) Mr. Ultis- Juliet, daughter of mine, I have to go on a conference far away and won’t be home until tomorrow night. Julia- Okay dad. (Julia stays outside thinking. ) Julia- Rodney, I wish you could be here with me, my parents not home so they wont know . . . . I should call you! Grabs phone and calls Rodney, Rodney’s phone rings, he answers) Rodney- Hello Julia Julia- Hey Rodney, I miss you, and I wish you could come over so we could see each other for a while. Rodney- I’m on my way to the celebration party for the football game with my friends, but you’re more important than them so I’ll sneak out and go my love. My dad can’t find out though. Julia- Oh babe, you would do that for me? Rodney- I will do that and way more. Julia- Aw, Okay, I’ll wait for you. Rodney- I’ll be there in 10. Julia- Okay, Rodney- Okay, (They hang up) (Rodney runs to Julia’s apartment complex)Julia- I wish our parents weren’t so stubborn and let me and Rodney just be together. (Yells) Rodney- Oh Julia can I climb up and come in. Will it be safe? If your father catches me he will call the police and we will never be together. Julia- My father is in a job conference, he will not be home until tomorrow. Rodney- Well then, I’m a lucky guy. (Rodney smiles and climbs up the ladders really fast to go see his lovely Julia. He gets there and hugs Julia really tight. ) Julia- Please don’t let me go, I want you to stay with me forever and ever. With you I’m so happy and you make me feel like I’m the best!Rodney- My love, I wish I could stay with you forever but our families would not like for us to be together and I don’t want to lose what we have because of them. Julia- I know babe . . . . . . . (Rodney’s dad calls him and asks where he is. He doesn’t tell him and hang up. Then they hear someone walk in) Julia- someone just walked in lets go see who it is. (They go Check) Julia- who is there? (the person is walking towards them) Mr. Ultis- Hey there Julia, I’m back! (Mr. Ultis arrives at where Julia and Rodney are and he is shocked seeing him there. He sits in the table and tells them to sit so they talk) Mr.Ultis- Rodney, you know you’re not supposed to be here , and Julia you know better that we don’t like this people near our family. Now Rodney if you may please GET OUT MY HOUSE! Rodney- Excuse me sir, but me and your daughter have a great affection for each other and maybe we getting together will break the feud between our families. Julia- Yes dad, I love him so much!! Rodney- If only you give me and opportunity maybe we could solve something out! Mr. Ultis- The feud between our families will not break up and be good! Now leave or I’ll make you leave!!!!!! Rodney- Sorry sir, but I won’t leave until you accept Julia and I to be together.Mr. Ultis- I’ll accept your love if and only if your dad does as well. (Rodney’s dad accepts their love and now they are the couple that resolved their love with the feud. Two years passed and as they sit down thinking of how they got together Julia said) Julia- My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, that I must love a loathed enemy. Rodney- I love you Julia. (They live happily forever after. ) Epilogue Mr. Ultis and Mr. Voligod join business together to show their acceptance of their children’s love

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