Love, Dance and Gang Warfare
The scene is set in 1950s New York City. Tony is a member of the Jets,a gang of American youths from New York. Maria is the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks,a gang of immigrants from Puerto Rico. The two gangs hate each other and constantly fight for territory. Despite these rivalries and social divisions, Tony and Maria fall in love, and try to escape the whirlwind of hatred that threatens them.