The William Shakespeare classic Romeo & Juliet is about to get the Outsports treatment, courtesy of the Union Theatre in London. In April and May Victory Harvey Productions will stage a production featuring two male Premier League players in the lead roles of the famous star-crossed lovers.
A promo for the production promises “Romeo and Juliet will redefine how you view Shakespeare, sport, and masculinity — and no doubt leave you wanting extra time.”
There is currently not an active out Premier League player. Justin Fashanu was the first English professional soccer player to come out publicly, over two decades ago. Robbie Rogers is still signed by the Los Angeles Galaxy, though he has been recuperating from an injury and has not seen action this season.
With all the drama of sports and life in the closet, there’s lots of potential for this one.
Tickets are only £22.5, or about $28. The show will run in London, April 29 to May 20.