Photo Flash: First Look at Bedlam's UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET
BEDLAM's (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Kimberly Pau Boston, Managing Director) new production of Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet kicks off Bedlam's 2018/2019 season. Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet officially opens Off-Broadway on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street) for a limited 7-week run through Sunday, October 28, 2018. Tickets on sale now at 212-925-2812 or www.bedlam.org.
UNCLE ROMEO VANYA JULIET pairs William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy of two star-crossed lovers with Anton Chekov's legendary play about a celebrated professor and his new wife's return to their family estate. With a new adaptation of UNCLE VANYA by Kimberly Pau, interspersed with ROMEO & JULIET's Shakespearean verse, Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet will use 5 actors to weave together both stories, exploring how hidden passions can explode with the perspective of time.
"As I began preparing to present the two plays in rep I saw an opportunity to display their strong thematic similarities in a new way. Both plays showcase characters experiencing longing for love at different times in their lives. In Uncle Vanya they are looking back saying how did I get here? In Romeo & Juliet they are looking forward saying how can I get there? By watching these epic classics side-by-side within the same sitting in Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet, the audience can follow the doubling actors on a journey through a landscape where both worlds intersect revealing the characters varying experiences of love, loss and longing at various milestones in their lives." - Eric Tucker
Check out photos of the cast in action below!
Photo Credit: Ashley Garrett