Threepio the accidental thespian
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Fandoms: Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Original Trilogy, The Avengers (1998), Romeo And Juliet - Shakespeare
04 Aug 2014
For reasons of morale, the Rebels have decided to try their hands at theater. Han, unfamiliar with the actual content of the play, suggests Romeo and Juliet in hopes of a romantic scene with Leia...and no one else suggested anything. (okay, so Threepio did mention an opera, but that was vetoed for reason of the casting pool being insufficiently musical.) Alas, he gets cast as Paris to her Juliet rather than Romeo.
On the day of their first full run-through, it comes to light than ridiculous oversight has led to uncast characters and a dead man being cast as Capulet and sent messages about it! Add to this two Jedi ghosts who only Luke and Leia can see, the stars' lack of romantic chemistry on stage, two droids and a Wookiee and half of Rogue Squadron among the cast, an injectable virtual reality device, a chicken, a Hutt who's never acted before, and one imperial spy with a direct line to Luke's real father and you've got a sure recipe for chaos and an improvised ending no one expected.
- Part 2 of Star Wars does Shakespeare