Free Wooden O park show
Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Leah Adcock-Starr
Performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region
July 11, 2019–August 11, 2019
Love at First Sight. From first shy glance, to a stolen moment away from disapproving eyes, to whirlwind romance that races to a dire conclusion, two love-struck teenagers risk everything to be together. Caught between their feuding families, Romeo and Juliet struggle to overcome generations of hatred and build a world where their love can thrive. Twists and tragedy hinder their desire to be together until they decide to take a chance on a daring scheme that hurtles them to their final fate.
Tumbling headlong in love. The story of Romeo and Juliet is a series of escalating events that lead to desperate outcomes. Intense passions rage on both sides with love mirroring hate. The choice to embrace your enemy comes at a terrible cost for these two young people and also for their community.
A star-crossed classic. The cultural influence of the world’s greatest and most enduring love story can’t be denied. The story resonates with all ages. Featuring a female and non-binary company, our production takes inspiration from Shakespeare’s original casting practice, but with a modern sensibility giving a whole new look at this classic story.
Leah Adcock-Starr (Director), Craig Wollam (Set Designer), Jocelyne Fowler (Costume Designer), Steven Tran (Composer & Sound Designer ), Robin Macartney (Props Designer), Alyssa Kay (Fight Choreographer), Alyza DelPan-Monley (Choreographer), Mimi Santos (Assistant Director), Xandii Easterday Callahan (Stage Manager), Grace Orr (Assistant Stage Manager).
Cast (alphabetical order)
Shanna Allman (Tybalt), Ana Maria Campoy (Montague), Lexi Chipman (Juliet), Sarah Dennis (Balthazar/Ensemble), Alyssa Franks (Lady Capulet), Kathy Hsieh (Nurse), Tracy Michelle Hughes (Capulet), Jonelle Jordan (Mercutio), Elizabeth Keck (Samson/Ensemble), Imogen Love (Friar), Erica Matthews (Abram), Natalie Modlin (Gregory/Ensemble), Sofía Raquel Sánchez (Romeo), Carrie Schnelker (Escalus), Annie Willis (Paris), Maile Wong (Benvolio).