Vintage Theatre's 'Romeo and Juliet' set in current times

(Denver, CO) - Vintage Theatre opens William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on Friday, April 3 and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through May 3, 2009 at Vintage Theatre, 2119 E 17th Ave in Denver. Tickets are $22 at the door, $17 in advance and available by calling 303-839-1361 or online at www.vintagetheatre.com. Industry Night is Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11

Vintage Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet is set in current times on the California/Mexico border. The Anglo Capulet's own the local multi-national, mainstream beer distributorship. The Hispanic Montague's are the owner/operators of Montenegro Brewery, a very successful micro-brewery that has taken over a large market share in southern California. These two dynasties will never allow the impulsive Romeo and beguiling and Juliet to follow their hearts, thereby propelling our young lovers to a tragic and untimely death.

 

A small portion of Shakespeare's text has been translated entirely to Spanish to allow the feuding families to express their contempt for one another in the native language of this region.

Denver's Missy Moore, engaged as Fight Coordinator/Choreographer for this production, is in charge of making the fight scenes realistic while keeping actors safe. Other fight sequences that she has choreographed include Almost Maine (Aurora Fox), The Illusion (Limelight Theatre Co.), Man of La Mancha (Openstage Theatre Co.) and 18 Holes (Next Stage). To that end Moore has enlisted the talents of Benaiah Anderson who deftly handled the task of fight captain for Listen Production's western-themed Macbeth and the 2008 Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

The cast includes Lorenzo Hernandez as Romeo, Carolyn Lohr as Juliet with Andy Lacerte (Mercutio), Scott Glennon (Friar Lawrence), Boni McIntyre (Nurse), Marc Moran (Lord Capulet), Michelle Grimes (Lady Capulet), Chris Russell (Benvolio), Stacey Nelms (Tybalt), Joe Wilson (Mayor), Jeff Garner (Lord Montague), Veronica Lee (Lady Montague), Nick Henderson (Paris), Ellie Fotaki (Page to Paris), Jason Maxwell (Peter), Jacqueline Garcia (Mercedes), Luke Terry (Sampson), Nathan Bock (Gregory), Sam Gilstrap (Abram), and ensemble members Peter Trinh, Janet Noble, Julie Sigala, Heather Rawley, Laura Lounge, Zach Cantor and Jacqueline Kosack.

Denver's Vintage Theatre Productions- founded in 2002 over a vintage martini glass- has changed its nomadic ways and settled into the newly renamed Vintage Theatre at 2119 E 17th Ave in Denver.

Escape the daily grind and experience an adventure!

Vintage Theatre presents

"Romeo and Juliet"

The most famous love story of all time; set on the California/Mexico border.

April 3 - May 3, 2009
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m. Sun at 2:30 p.m.
Industry Night is Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11

Vintage Theatre
2119 E 17th Ave in Denver.
Tickets are $22 at the door, $17 in advance
303-839-1361 or online at vintagetheatre.com

 

 

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