By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Experience the beauty, poetry and passion of Shakespeare’s greatest romance in this contemporary re-imagining by visionary director Tea Alagić (JACKIE), where love and violence vie for the hearts and souls of these young star-crossed lovers.
“AN ENERGETIC CONTEMPORARY ROMEO & JULIET. Elizabeth Olsen shines brightly as a fresh, mercurial Juliet. Julian Cihi’s Romeo conveys an appealing naiveté and lithe, sensuous grace. Other standouts include Daniel Davis as Friar Laurence and T. R. Knight’s impish, bad-boy Mercuito. Daphne-Ruben-Vega gives a flamboyantly comic performance as The Nurse.”
“Romeo & Juliet with a twist. The big draws here are the ravishing young Elizabeth Olsen as Juliet and the popular T. R. Knight as Mercuitio. But the production also features a sumptuous and seething Kathyrn Meisle as Lady Capulet, with David Garrison giving convincing life to her jealousy-blinded husband. This production totals the collateral damages of their internecine war of wills.”
“THIS ROMEO & JULIET IS ALIVE, MAD AND PLAYFUL. A modern-dress edition that amuses us with its audacity. Elizabeth Olsen is admirable. Most touching is T.R. Knight’s feral but sweet-natured Mercuito. Daniel Davis as Friar Laurence is extraordinary.”
“This newest take on Shakespeare’s tragic lovers rises on the chemistry of its leads. Elizabeth Olsen is in command of her sensuality and her man. Julian Cihi, a talented newcomer, brings savvy and charm to Romeo in Tea Alagić’s edgy production.”
Set Design MARSHA GINSBERG
September 28 – November 10, 2013