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Romeo & Juliet comes to Carroll Park in June 2019, presented by Smith Street Stage

Romeo & Juliet in Carroll Park

Carroll Park | Carroll Gardens
Thursday, June 20, 2019 to Monday, July 8, 2019

For ten years, Smith Street Stage has produced award-winning, high-quality productions of Shakespeare plays in a small city park in Carroll Gardens, free of charge. This summer’s return to Romeo & Juliet, this time a new production directed by Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, revisits its literary roots, and a reflection on the body of work it has built as it prepares to go into its second decade and beyond, begins on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, and runs through June 30.

A long-standing feud between two wealthy families causes both chaos in the city of Verona and tragic results for two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Love, vengeance, and an elopement force the star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly — and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair. A classic tale of love and loss told in a modern setting in Carroll Park, Brooklyn.

Starting with a five actor adaptation of Romeo & Juliet in 2010, the company has always looked for new ways to tell classic stories, believing that sensitive explorations of classical plays can result in productions that are deeply meaningful and easily accessible. Since that inaugural production, the Company has grown to hiring over 40 artists a year, performing for thousands of audience members, receiving New York Innovative Theater Awards across multiple seasons (for Much Ado About Nothing in 2014 and The Tempest in 2016), and bringing full productions of critically acclaimed shows to theaters throughout the city. The company has achieved a loyal audience, found broad public support, and developed a specific way of rehearsing and crafting its shows.

 

Talk Forward! Join us before our preview on Wednesday, June 12th, for a talk forward with director Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy and the cast of Romeo & Juliet


 

Performance Dates:
Wednesday, June 12 – 1st Preview – Open to the public  (talk forward at 6:30-7:00 P.M. in the park)
Thursday, June 13 – 2nd Preview – Open to the public
Friday, June 14 – Opening Night (Reception in the park following the performance with cast & crew)
Saturday, June 15
Sunday, June 16 (rain date for talk forward, see  June 12)

Thursday, June 20
Friday, June 21
Saturday, June 22
Sunday, June 23

Thursday, June 27
Friday, June 28
Saturday, June 29
Sunday, June 30 - Closing Night

 

All performances begin at 7:30 PM with a runtime of 2 hrs. The cast includes Noah Anderson, Allison Leilani Boenig, Jeffrey Val Brabant, Matthew DeCostanza, Anna Howard, Mahayla Laurence, Richard Lear, Jonathan Minton, Rachel Benbow Murdy, Cassandra Nwokah, Ksenia Peftieva, Lauren Pennline, Alex Purcell, Rachel Towne, and Katie Willmorth.

Seating is first come, first serve. We set 99 chairs each night for the public and all performances are FREE.

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