Paula Plum to Direct ROMEO & JULIET for Happy Medium Theatre as Part of Boston Fringe
Brawls and bloodshed. Street ?ghts. Murder in the dead of night. Amidst turmoil and the seething hatred of two warring families, Romeo and Juliet carve out a space for love, and a hopeful escape from the antagonism of an age-old battle. Happy Medium presents this classic love story in a two-hour production directed by three-time Elliot Norton Award-winner Paula Plum, with a magni?cent cast led by Lauren Elias and Johnnie McQuarley.
Paula Plum (Director) has been Artistic Director of WGBH?s A Christmas Celtic Sojourn since its inception in 2003. Other directing credits include Steel Magnolias (Stoneham Theatre), Jake?s Women (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), Baltimore Waltz(Lyric Stage), I?m Not Rappaport (Gloucester Stage), The Lady and the Clarinet (New Ehrlich Theatre), Lone Star, Laundry & Bourbon (Back Alley Theatre), and Tell Me On A Sunday (Stuart St. Theatre) starring Kathy St. George. As the 2009 recipient of the Fox Actor Fellowship, awarded to ?ve actors nationwide, Paula conducted a workshop at her host theatre, SpeakEasy Stage, called Handling the Hot Moments, exploring the ways actors negotiate intimacy on stage. Her article of the same title was published in the October 2011 issue of American Theatre Magazine. While she is best known to Boston audiences as an actress, Paula is also a playwright, teacher, and acting coach. Her most recent play, What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, explores the passions and peccadilloes of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. In October, Paula will direct Actors? Shakespeare Project?sMacbeth, and in November she will direct Glass Menagerie for Brandeis University. Paula is the recipient of the Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence, ?ve IRNE awards, two Elliot Norton Awards for Best Actress, and was the 2003 Distinguished Alumna of Boston University?s College of Fine Arts. She is married to actor Richard Snee. Paula is thrilled to be working with Happy Medium and this extraordinary team of actors & designers.
Additional information and tickets are available at http://happymediumtheatre.com.