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ROMEO AND JULIET

Written by
William Shakespeare
Directed By
Dr. Jan Powell
and James Ricks

April 6 - 22, 2018
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Leslie Cheek Theater

The most famous romance of all time, this fiery, impatient, swaggering play about two young “star-crossed” lovers will move and enchant young and old alike. The story: in Verona, Italy, torn by civil hatred and uncontrollable street brawling, the teenaged son and daughter of rival families meet by accident, and fall passionately in love. With the well-meaning but misguided assistance of Friar Lawrence and the Nurse, Romeo and Juliet marry in secret. Almost immediately, erupting violence and tragic deaths destroy the plan to reveal this marriage and unite their families. Romeo is exiled, and Juliet’s family, unaware she is already married, plan her wedding to another man. Desperate, the teens risk everything to rescue their doomed love….

In keeping with Quill Theatre tradition, we will fully realize all the beauty and poignancy of Shakespeare’s timeless text, while staging it with vigor, immediacy, passion and easy approachability for modern audiences.

Amuse will be open for ALL performances

PRODUCTION PHOTOS
PHoto Credit - Aaron Sutten

PERFORMANCES

Preview - Thursday, April 5th - 7:30pm
Discounted tickets!

Opening Weekend
Friday, April 6th - 7:30pm
Saturday, April 7th - 7:30pm
Sunday, April 8th - 1:30pm (talkback following)

Second Weekend
Friday, April 13th - 7:30pm
Saturday, April 14th - 7:30pm
Sunday, April 15th - 1:30pm (talkback following)

Closing Weekend
Friday, April 20th - 7:30pm
Saturday, April 21st - 7:30pm
Sunday, April 22nd - 1:30pm

TICKETS

Preview Tickets - All tickets $20

Regular Ticket Prices
Adults -
$35
VMFA Members - $30
Seniors (65+) - $30
Students (with ID) - $20
RVATA Members (with ID) - $25

Cast

ROMEO - Nate Ritsema
JULIET - Liz Earnest
MERCUTIO - Matt Shofner
FRIAR LAWRENCE - Bo Wilson*
NURSE - Melissa Johnston Pirce
PARIS - Axle Burtness
TYBALT - Josh Williams
LADY CAPULET - Irene Kuykendall
PRINCE - CJ Bergin
LORD CAPULET - Colt Neidhardt
LORD MONTAGUE / FRIAR JOHN - Jack Sharkey
BENVOLIO - Matt Bloch
PETER - Ran Johnson
SAMSON - Cooper Sved
ROSALINE - Jackie Cook
UNDERSTUDYS - Rachel Dilliplane, Rachel Hindman

PRODUCTION

Director / Production Manager / Sound Design - James Ricks
Concept - Dr. Jan Powell
Stage Manager - Nata Moriconi
Set Design - Reed West
Light Design - Michael Jarett
Costume Design - Cora Delbridge
Prop Design - Emma Follmer
Fight Choreographer - Aaron Orensky
Dance Choreographer - Aza Raine
Assistant Director - Cooper Sved
Assistant Stage Manager - Ran Johnson
Hair / Makeup / Wardrobe - Jackie Cook
Dramturge - Dr. Matteo Pangallo