12 May 2017 : 20.00 – 22.00 WIB
13 May 2017 : 15.00 – 17.00 WIB and 19.00 – 21.00 WIB
14 May 2017 : 14.00 – 16.00 WIB and 18.30 – 20.30 WIB
Graha Bhakti Budaya, Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM)
Jl. Cikini Raya No. 73, Jakarta Pusat 10330
The rising violence rate over the cultural, social, and political prejudices that are happening around us has become a backdrop of our society, and as a community that celebrates the diversity of its elements want to speak out against that. And what better way to do that than through something that we are equally passionate about, which is performing arts?
This musical tells the love story in the midst of a gang rivalry between the white gang “Jets” and their Puerto Rican enemy “Sharks” who respectively hate each other and who battle each other for territory in their neighborhood.
The story escalates when Tony, a former Jets and best friend of Jet’s leader -Riff, and Maria, the Shark’s leader’s sister, spot each other across the crowded room and fall in love at first sight.
Torn by their warring sides, Tony and Maria plan to run away from it all. Meanwhile, the gang’s upcoming rumble to fight for the power in the streets complicates things. Hoping they can put an end to this, Maria sends Tony to stop the rumble. The story goes terribly wrong and takes a devastating turn into one of the most heartbreaking tragedies of all time.
Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this musical takes you to an emotional journey of love, passion, and violence. Told with soaring melodies, vibrant choreography, and striking social message, this musical is a true timeless piece of musical theater.