PISCATAWAY, NJ—It’s cautionary whenever a theater company or a director says they are going to “contemporize the immortal bard.”

And like the version of Hamlet done at an established professional venue in Princeton some years ago, it usually doesn’t work and is often disastrous.  But there are exceptions and Circle Players' Romeo and Juliet is one of those exceptions.

Set in a prep school festooned with smart phones and a cast in contemporary garb, this version was truncated just enough in the right places.

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