Romeo and Juliet- My Treatment of Scenes 2.2 and 2.6

Setting

The setting of my treatment of Romeo and Juliet will be two coffee shops in downtown New York City. New York City is very urbanized and businesses are always fighting for the spotlight.

The people of New York City range between poor, middle-class, and rich. Some parts are poorer and some parts are richer. This treatment of Romeo and Juliet will take place along the border of a rich and poor area.

Time Period

The time period is present day 2013. Technology runs our lives and the clothes you wear are more important than your life.

House of Capulet

The House of Capulet owns the coffee shop on the rich part of the border called “Capulet’s Coffee”. They are a billionaire franchise and have locations all over the country. The location where the owner runs happens to be this exact location in New York City. It was built only a couple years ago. The Capulet’s chose New York City because Juliet loves to shop.

CEO Capulet, the owner,  spends most of his time at this location because his daughter. CEO Capulet dislikes their nemesis, “Montagues Brews” because they steal each others customers. CEO Capulet is married to Mrs. Capulet. They are both the parents of Juliet Capulet, the heiress of “Capulet’s Coffee”.

Juliet

Juliet is the only daughter of CEO Capulet and Mrs. Capulet. She is 16 years old and is the heiress of  “Capulet’s Coffee”. She is a high class, little, rich girl. Juliet wears all designer clothes and spends most of her time shopping and buying clothes and jewelry. She doesn’t really think about the future and thinks her parents will buy her everything.

House of Montague

The House of Montague owns the coffee shop on the poorer side of the border called, “Montague’s Brews”. They are a local family owned business and have only this one location. The Montagues aren’t necessarily poor, but are lower than average due to their failing business. “Montague’s Brews” used to be number one in business for coffee, until the Capulets built a location right across the street. Ever since then, the two shops have been feuding over business and bouncing back and forth in popularity.

Mr. Montague is a hardworking, father of six boys. He is married to Mrs. Montague. Together, they all work at the coffee shop, including their youngest son, Romeo. All the people in the neighbor are friendly with them and know their names. However, “Capulet’s Coffee” has a wider variety on their menu and more money to buy better coffee, causing this never ending feud.

Romeo

Romeo is the youngest from Mr. and Mrs. Montague at 16 years old. He has been working since age 7 and has never been able to make friends with other kids. To him, work is the number one priority, other than girls. One day, Romeo hopes to own “Montague’s Brews” and put the spoiled Capulets out of business for good.

The Play

Prologue

A taxi driver is speaking to the reader from the front seat while waiting in traffic on a street in New York City.

Taxi Driver

Yo so you remember that coffee shop downtown with the johnny pump in front of it? I hear the youngest little rat of that business is messin’ around with the rich lil’ Cap daughter. They may got good coffee ya know but that ain’t nothin’ to be messin’ with. Those rich Caps will sue their asses for even steppin’ in their door! I mean this will end bad like when that drunk guy over in the Village went streakin’?! Boy, those were the good ol’ days. Ay well traffic seems to be speeding up, but I tell you, those Caps and Monts need to put a stop to their fightin’.

ACT 2, SCENE 2

Outside, an alley behind Capulet’s Coffee with the window to Juliet’s room visible, night time, Romeo and Juliet

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                   

I ain’t ever felt this way before.

This stupid coffee catastrophe ruins my life, yo.

Wait, is that her in the window?

The cutest chick I’ve ever seen?

Sweet.

If only she wasn’t a Cap.

And I wasn’t  Mont.

JULIET                                      

THIS AIN’T COOL!                                                          

 

ROMEO                                                  

Ay! She talkin’ now.

Oh that sweet voice.

Say sumn’ again, girl.

 

JULIET                                                                                                                   

Where you at Romeo?

Just forget bout’ our names boy

And promise to buy me shoes.                            

Then I’ll be yours forever dollface.

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                  

Should I keep listenin’, yo?

 

JULIET                                                                                                                   

Ya know it’s our names.

But what really is a name?

It’s just a title,yo.

And if we forget bout’ those titles.

I’ll be yours forever baby.

 

ROMEO 

[to her]

YO JULES I’LL CHANGE MY NAME FOR YA!

 

JULIET            

EW. Romeo why you be all up in here listenin’ to me?

Shouldn’t you be off with ya little workin’ family?

 

ROMEO                                    

That don’t matter, Jules.

All that matters is that I ain’t no Mont.

I ain’t got no name.

 

JULIET                                                                                                                   

Soooo….. you ain’t a Mont?

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                 

Nope, baby I’m all yours.

JULIET                                                                                                                   

But…

How did ya even get to my window?

My family is always lingerin’ around.

To make sure no scumbags come round’.

ROMEO                                                                                                                 

Ya see girl,

They can’t tame this animal.

I’d do anythin’ for you baby.                                                          

 

JULIET                                                                                                                   

THEY’LL KILL YA!                                                    

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                  

They can’t beat these guns.

Or our love.

 

JULIET                                                                                                                   

I really don’t want them  to see ya boy.

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                

Girl I’d rather die here than be without you.

 

JULIET                                                                                                                   

And how did ya get here again you wuss?

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                  

My sweet Jules.

My love showed me the way.

 

JULIET                                                                                                                  

Romeo I just don’t know.

Ya feel?

I actually do have some feelins’ for ya.

But you could be lying to get my shoe collection.

You could change ya mind lata on down the road.

It just seems a lil’ too risky for this girl.

You can’t trust no one these days.

ROMEO                                                                                                                

I swear on the Empire State Building dollface.

Anything for you.

 

JULIET                                                                                                               

Don’t swear on that you idiot.

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                

Well then what do I swear by?!

 

JULIET

Don’t swear at all?

Or swear on your own self.

You may get yo self killed.

But I’ll believe ya.

ROMEO                       

I swear on my-                                                  

 

JULIET                                                                                                                 

Ya know what?

Let’s just forget bout’ this marriage thing for now.

Let’s see if ya love me next time?

Or can deal with my shoe fashion.

For now, see ya later honey!

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                

Really sweet cheeks? That’s all I get?

 

JULIET                                                                                                                

What else you want?!

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                

MARRIAGE!

 

JULIET                                                                                                                 

Seriously, I’m not ready.

This is real life stuff man.

 

ROMEO                                                                                                             

So you marry for love, correct?

 

JULIET    

Romeo, that is the only reason.

I may have love for shoes

But I am very serious about real love.                                                                                                           

 

HOUSEKEEPER

Jules!!!!

JULIET                                                                                                                 

(to him)

That’s my cue boy. I’ll see ya later in the sun hopefully. Then ya can see my shoes.

(to her)

I’M COMIN’!

[goes inside]

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                

SWEET.

 

JULIET  

[comes out again]                                                                                 

Wait yo.

When should I send ma housekeepa’ to discuss our love?

 

HOUSEKEEPER 

[inside]                                                                                                 

AYY!

 

JULIET                                                                                                                 

[to her]

I’M COMIN’ JEEZ HOLDUP.

[to him] 

I’ll send her to see if our love is real or not real, ya feel?                                                                                              

 

NURSE  

[inside]

JULIET YA BETTER GET YOUR BUTT IN THIS HOUSE 

JULIET  

[to her]  

AY I’M COMIN’ SERIOUSLY CALM DOWN!!

[to him]  

 So tomorrow she’ll come for you.

 

ROMEO

So-

 

JULIET                                                                                                                 

NIGHT BABY

[goes inside]

 

ROMEO                                                                                                               

Jules;

I love ya like I love my work.

More than my work.

Gosh, I love you more than ma pop love coffee!

 

JULIET  

[comes out again]                                                                                 

Yo Romeo!

My pop is gonna hear ya!

 

ROMEO  

[aside]                                                                                                 

I can’t help it.

I just love you so much darlin’!

 

JULIET                                                                                                                 

Romeo!

 

ROMEO  

Ya?                                                    

 

JULIET                    

When should I send someone to ya tomorrow?

 

ROMEO                     

9ish?  I gotta restock the bagel schmear at 8.

 

JULIET    

I’ll be there baby.

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                

I’ll stay here until you remember it my love.

 

JULIET                                                                                                                

Oh Romeo, how I love ya company.

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                

And I will stay with ya.

 

JULIET                                                                                                                 

I’ll never let you get away from me Romeo.

Just like the stars hugs hug the skyscrapers in the night.

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                

Boy I wish I was a skyscraper.

 

JULIET                             

See ya tomorrow dollface!

[exits]                                         

ROMEO

Sleep tight!

I’ll talk to the priest tomorrow, my love!

[exits]

 

Act 2, Scene 6

The priest, Romeo and Juliet at a small church downtown

 

PRIEST

Ay, ay, ay.

I hope this goes well.

And doesn’t end in catastrophe.                                                                                                              

ROMEO                                                                                                                    

Ya, ya, ya.

Now join us together.

So we can be married, yo.

Forget about all those worries.

You only live once, yo.

 

PRIEST                                                                                                                      

Romeo, be careful what ya wish for

and most importantly,

be careful.

Boy, you are foolish.

Ya even drink decaf coffee!

So be careful out on those streets.

 

[JULIET enters]

Ah! Jules mah darlin’.

 

JULIET                                                                                                                

Ay,  fatha’.                                                 

 

PRIEST                                                                                                                

Thank ya boy Romeo for settin’ this up.

 [Romeo kisses her]

JULIET                                                                                                                   

I love ya Romeo. Thanks sweet cheeks.                    

[kisses Romeo back]                                                             

 

ROMEO                                                                                                                  

Ah, Jules it’s with great joy from mah heart to marry ya.

I love ya and I always will.

Forever darlin’.

 

JULIET                                                                                                               

At first I was a lil’ unsure,

but now I know.

My love for ya darlin’,

makes me weak.

 

PRIEST                                                                                                                 

Now, you two love birds.

Come with me and I will join ya families together as one.

 

[They exit]

 

 

 

 

 

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