Shakespeare On The Sound Presents 'Romeo And Juliet'
6/26/12 - 7/29/12
This year's production finds us at a dinner party, with a Shakespearean twist.
"We are conceiving Romeo and Juliet as a dinner party among eight friends who have an annual tradition of reading a Shakespeare play on a gorgeous summer’s night," Artistic Director Joanna Settle said in a statement. "Over the course of reading the play, the story will take over and our guests both on-stage and off will find themselves completely consumed over by the momentum and poetry of the events in Shakespeare's classic romance."
Ali Ahn and William Jackson Harper will share star-crossed nights in the Shakespeare on the Sound outdoor production of Romeo and Juliet.
Joining Ahn as Juliet and Harper as Romeo, are David Cale (Friar), Matt Citron (Mercutio), Will Cohn (Benvolio), Rachael Holmes (Lady Capulet/Tybalt), Damian Lemar Hudson (Singer/Paris), Chinasa Ogbuagu (Nurse) and Tony Torn (Capulet).
Passing Strange Tony winner Stew and collaborator Heidi Rodewald will pen music and lyrics for Romeo and Juliet. Stew has also been commissioned to author two new scenes for the dinner party, which he will write and develop with the cast. The team previously worked on the Shakespeare on the Sound productions of Othello, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Set design is by Laura Jellinek, costume design is by Tilly Grimes, lighting design is by Keith Parham, sound system design is by Jessica Paz, sound design is by Obadiah Eaves and choreography is by David Neumann.
Performances at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT will take place June 26- July 8 (no performances on July 2 or 4).
Performances at Pinkney Park in Rowayton, CT will take place July 18- July 29 (no performances July 23).
Performances begin at 7:30PM. Blankets are allowed to be placed in the parks at 4PM. Picnics are welcome! An education tent and pre-show children's performance will take place on each day of the performances.
For more information, and for information about our Shakespeare Summer Camps for students ages 5-17, check our website at www.shakespeareonthesound.org.