Theatre Y presents Andras Visky's "Juliet,"  Sept.10 - Oct. 3 at the Royal George Theatre Center 1641 N. Halsted St., Chicago. Melissa Hawkins stars in Visky's biographically-based tour de force, directed by Karin Coonrod, who staged the critically acclaimed production of Visky's "I Killed My Mother" earlier this year. This riveting 90-minute solo work subtitled "A Dialogue About Love," Is the story of how a woman's enduring love is tested while she is imprisoned with her children with no chance of survival. Plays International Magazine says "without a gram of sentimentality, 'Juliet' still reminds us that crocuses bloom-even in the snow. "Juliet" documents the true story of the parents of Transylvanian writer Visky. In 1939, HIS father fled Romania for Hungary, Where he was concerned owners to meet his future wife. After World War II, they decided to return to Transylvania, by then, part of Romania. Acting in opposition with the dictatorship Visky's father was sentenced to 22 years in prison by the Communist authorities for crime of "organization against socialist public order," and his wife and seven children were deported to the Romanian gulag a thousand kilometers from their home. Visky was only years old at the time. Performances of 'Juliet are Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 5 (except Press Opening--Sept. 11) and 8 pm; and Sundays at 3 pm Tickets are $25, $15 for students with id. For tickets or more information call 312.988.9000 or visit or