Photo Flash: Un-Common Theatre Co Presents ROMEO AND JULIET
The Un-Common Theatre Co Young Adult Company is delighted to announce the first of their summer shows, William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet".
Using the backdrop of modern-day Belfast, Ireland, a city whose old wounds still keep it deeply divided, this production seeks to bring out the youth and beauty of the play while making it relevant to a contemporary audience.
Likely written early in his career, "Romeo and Juliet" is one of Shakespeare's most well-known tragedies. The now-famous plot, concerning two young "star-crossed lovers" torn apart by their feuding families, has become a fixture of popular culture. The Montagues and Capulets have been mortal enemies for as long as anyone can remember, and violence still plagues the divided city they both call home. During an uneasy peace, the unthinkable happens: a Montague, Romeo (Luke Doyle of West Greenwich, RI) falls for a Capulet, Juliet (Meg Lowey of Foxboro, Ma), and the two conspire to make a life for themselves, but the culture of hate that surrounds them is impossible to escape.
The cast of 16 talented and dedicated local young adults is directed by Un-Common Alumni and Hofstra University BFA Student, Keith Pinault (Mansfield, Ma), with Chorography by Christina Kelly (Foxboro, Ma), Music by Ryan Cotter (Foxboro, Ma), Fight Choreography by Travis Youssef (Levittown, NY) and costumes by Laura Duell (Chelmsford, Ma).
The cast includes:
From Dedham, Ma: Paul Robinson (Lord Montague & Friar John)
From East Greenwich, RI: Graham Duff (Lord Capulet)
From Foxboro, Ma: Shannon Ballou (Juliet's Nurse), Meg Lowey (Juliet) & Samantha Smith (Young Capulet & Watchman)
From Franklin, Ma: Ethan Blank (Young Capulet & Watchman) & Aaron Gosch (Balthazar)
From Hopedale, Ma: Liz Hunt (Lady Montague & Dance Soloist)
From Mansfield, Ma: Ashley Goverman (Young Montague & Watchman), Nick Chris (Mercutio & Prince Escalus)
From Norfolk, Ma: Madeline Phillips (Lady Capulet)
From North Attleboro, Ma: Kelly Whelan (Benvolio & Chief Watchman)
From Norwood, Ma: Francis Sheehan (Friar Lawrence & Chorus)
From Randolph, Ma: John Ball (Tybalt & Apothecary)
From Sharon, Ma: Kwaku Acheampong (Paris )
From West Greenwich, RI: Luke Doyle (Romeo)
The Un-Common Theatre Young Adult Company production will be held at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro, Ma on Thursday June 24th, Friday June 25th and Saturday June 26th at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday June 27th at 2:00 p.m. Ticket Prices are $17.00 for adults and $12.00 for seniors and students in advance and $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for seniors and students at the door.
To order tickets 24/7 please call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006 or order online at www.brownpapertickets.com. For Un-Common Theatre members, handicapped or group sales tickets please call The Un-Common Theatre Co. at (508) 698-3098.
The Un-Common Theatre Co. is currently in its 30th season of providing a safe, exciting and creative place for children and adolescents to develop life skills through exposure to the professional theatrical experience. For more information on the Un-Common Theatre Co. and "Romeo & Juliet" please visit our website at www.uncommontheatre.org .
This program is supported in part by grants from the Foxboro, Franklin, Mansfield and Westwood Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Meg Lowey, Graham Duff & Madeline Phillips