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Romeo & Juliet
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.
FOUR STARS! “Don’t look for a balcony in Tea Alagić’s terrifically nervy ROMEO AND JULIET. Her minimalist approach to Shakespeare gives this tragedy what it needs. The production saves its reverence for the words.” – Time Out New York
“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.” – Associated Press
“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.” – The New York Times
“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.” – Newsday
“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.” – NBC New York
By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Directed by TEA ALAGIĆ
Cast: McKINLEY BELCHER III, JULIAN CIHI, DANIEL DAVIS, STAN DEMIDOFF, HARRY FORD, DAVID GARRISON, T.R. KNIGHT, ANTHONY MICHAEL MARTINEZ, KATHRYN MEISLE, DION MUCCIACITO, ELIZABETH OLSEN, JOHN ROTHMAN, DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA
Set Design MARSHA GINSBERG
Costume Design CLINT RAMOS
Lighting Design JASON LYONS
Sound Design RYAN RUMERY