Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare
One of the most beloved romantic tragedies in Shakespeare’s canon, Romeo & Juliet is the tale of the Bard’s star crossed lovers, brought to life in a modern world of passion and conflict. In defiance of their families and amidst the animosity of friends, a young couple will risk everything to be together. Receiving a contemporary staging, this production proves its continued relevance in the lives of young and old alike throughout the ages.
Director: Brian Isaac Phillips
Featuring: Sara Clark, Ian Bond, Sherman Fracher and Billy Chace
Production Sponsor: Rippe & Kingston
Design Sponsor: Raymond James
October 12 - November 11, 2012
Showtimes: Evening performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances Sundays at 2 p.m. October 18, special Constella Festival performance at 6:45pm! Click here for more details.
Prices: Thursday and Sunday: Adults $28, Seniors $24, Students $22
Friday and Saturday: Adults $32, Seniors $28, Students $26
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Check out what people are saying:
"CSC delivers a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s comedy-into-tragedy of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet in its latest look at the audience favorite."
-Cincinnati Enquirer, Full Article
"...the appeal of the “star-crossed lovers” never diminishes."
"Sara Clark is Juliet and Ian Bond is Romeo... you saw them as Elizabeth Bennet & Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice ...and as Marianne Dashwood & Willoughby in Sense & Sensibility... That’s another form of familiarity that draws audiences back to enjoy the potency of two fine actors working together."
-CityBeat, Full Article
"Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized CSC's Romeo and Juliet with LCT nominations for lead actress (Sara Clark), direction (Brian Isaac Phillips), and set design (Andrew Hungerford), as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production."
"Sara Clark (is) full of 'passion and conviction,' ...'capturing the honesty of the part'."
"Of Brian Isaac Phillips’ directing, they noted, 'the world of this production was well thought out and skillful…with a nice balance of concept and storytelling.'
"scenic design was 'enchanting' with a creative use of the balcony."
"Overall, panelists found the production 'very accessible to both new audiences and Shakespeare lovers'…and justice was done in this great work.”
-League of Cincinnati Theatres, Full Release
“...a great connector to younger audiences getting an introduction to Shakespeare.”
“Phillips makes some smart choices, juxtaposing scenes at the beginning of the second act and judiciously trimming.”
-Cincinnati Enquirer, Full Review