Nashville Shakespeare Festival Presents ROMEO AND JULIET

Romeo & Juliet is directed by Nashville Shakespeare Festival's lead teaching artist Santiago Sosa and features a live musical score by Natalie Bell. The fast-paced and youthful production explores the themes of young love and rash acts of violence amid entrenched generational conflict. The star-crossed lovers will be played by newcomers Mason Conrad and Morgan Davis. The cast also features, Nat McIntyre, David Wilkerson, Corrie Maxwell, René Millán, Denice Hicks and many more.

"We are thrilled to bring Shakespeare's great tragedy to the intimate Troutt Theater for our 10th annual Winter Shakespeare. Romeo & Juliet has some of Shakespeare's most beautiful poetry, and the skilled actors we have in this cast are going to bring these familiar characters to life in exciting and powerful ways."

- Denice Hicks, executive artistic director of the NSF

Mason Conrad as Romeo. Mason was born and raised in Texas and later received his BFA in Acting from the Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts in St. Louis. He has worked with the Peterborough Players, the Texas Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Theatricum Elysium and has studied at ImprovOlympic Chicago. Mason just finished up acting in the immersive theatre haunt, CreepLA and played Sherlock Holmes this summmer in New Hampshire. Last year, Mason traveled to Havana, Cuba to perform in the XVI Havana Theatre Festival. Past favorite roles include: Constantine in Big Love, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Simon Bliss in Hay Fever, Esteban Trueba in The House of the Spirits, Orpheus in Eurydice, and Torch in Beirut. Mason currently lives in Los Angeles and is represented commercially by BBA.

Morgan Davis as Juliet. Mrs. Davis is a recent graduate of Belmont University where she received her BFA degree in Theatre Performance. Recent credits include Verge Theater Company's production of Skinless as an understudy for the role of Chryssie. Morgan also recently played Lady Macbeth in the Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Apprentice Company production of Macbeth, as well as Brooke Ashton in Nashville Rep's Noises Off. Morgan would like to thank her family and sweet husband for their constant support.

School Matinee Performances
January 4 - 27, 2017
For more information and booking, email education@nashvilleshakes.org
Before your students come to see one of the matinees, book a pre-production in-class workshop. More info.

Public Performances
January 5 - 29, 2017

Performances hosted at Troutt Theater
Theater Complex, 2112 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

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