The Big Rapids Shakespeare Festival presents William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Two young people fall headlong in love the moment they meet – but their families are bitter enemies, locked in a longstanding feud that has newly erupted into violence in the streets. Some of Shakespeare’s most gorgeous language suffuses this intensely romantic tale of stolen bliss, wrenching separation and tragic twists of fate. Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17 at 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18 at 2pm. Free Admission (donations warmly accepted). Event located at Hemlock Park Bandshell (along the Muskegon River, behind the Big Rapids Middle School).