NEW BEDFORD FESTIVAL THEATRE PRESENTS WEST SIDE STORY
This classic American musical adapts the story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and places it in the alleys and tenements of 1950’s New York City. West Side Story follows beautiful Maria, newly arrived from Puerto Rico, as she falls for a young Caucasian man. Unfortunately, Maria’s brother heads the Puerto Rican street gang, while Maria’s beloved founded the rival white gang. Can true love between a boy and a girl from warring camps find room to flourish amidst racial tension? That is the age-old question explored in West Side Story, one of the best-loved musicals of the American stage.