Dear Talents, Crews, families and friends,

We sincerely invite you to attend the premiere of Romeo and Benvolio. You’re welcome to find out the Show information when you scroll down this page. We will promptly update the adventure of this comedy from time to time as well. Thank you for your hard work and support since the pre-production of this film project.  We look forward to seeing you again at the premiere.

Happy Lunar New Year to you ALL!

Anna Ma, MFA, PhD, Scriptwriter and Independent Filmmaker

Premiere Show Information

Premiere Title: Romeo and Benvolio
Show Date: Evening on Eastern Standard Time (EST), March 15, 2023
Location: Room 206, The Center at Belvedere
Address: 540 Belvedere Boulevard, Charlottesville, VA22901
5:00 – 6:00 PM Greeting
6:00 – 7:20 PM Film screening
7:20 – 7:55  PM Q&A
Additional Instructions:
Google-map with provided address for drivers;
Check in at the front door as guests;
Walk upstairs and make a left turn;
Show room 206 on your left hand side at the end;
Help yourselves with complimentary beverage & refreshment.
Website information:
Web Link about this Premiere Show by The Center at Belvedere
A facebook page of Romeo and Benvolio

Romeo and Benvolio (synopsis)

While rehearsing for a school production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, Charlie, Amanda and Sophia, unexpectedly steer through their own comedy of errors.

Charlie, being seventeen, finds himself ready to confess his love to Sophia. He simply needs to find the right way to say it, but not when his little sister Ruby messes up his Valentine’s cards. Charlie sets out to correct the misunderstanding, but unexpectedly finds himself drawn in by Amanda’s enchanted world. At the same time, he starts to sense that time can change the world, his friends, as well as himself.

Amanda is enchanted in the world of drama and welcomes an extension of it when Charlie’s card arrives at her cubby.  She invites Charlie into her imaginative world of love until the reality of her family intrudes her perfect world of drama. She must navigate through the entanglement of illusion and disillusion ahead.

Sophia is a busy teenager practicing Wushu and Taekwondo as well as enjoying the fun time spent with her friends in theatre, but she has no interest in taking part in the silly love shown in Romeo and Juliet.  She considers her parents to be workaholics and doubts about if they love each other. However, a local breaking news brings a new reality for her to digest.

Charlie’s grandma, Coco, oversees this comedy of errors but blames no one. Her answer to all the mistakes is Love.