West Side Story
Full Circle Theatre
June 8, 2pm & 7pm
Manhattan, Upper West Side, 1957. Against the backdrop of the decaying tenements in the San Juan Hill neighbourhood and the constant threat of the wrecking ball, two warring gangs — tough Riff’s Jets and swaggering Bernardo’s Puerto Rican Sharks — fight for supremacy. Now, with a once-and-for-all, winner-takes-all rumble on the cards, an unexpected whirlwind romance at the high-school dance between former Jet brawler Tony and Bernardo’s delicate little sister María sets the stage for an all-out turf war. But what’s a gang without its territory? Above all, when the future is uncertain, what’s hope without love?
This 2021 adaptation of the 1957 musical was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner.
PG-13, 2h 37m
Wearing of masks is encouraged.