Romeo and Juliet | Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare

directed by Rick Dildine

February 28 – April 28, 2019
Festival Stage | 2 hours, 15 minutes plus intermission
Recommended ages 12+

Romeo is a Montague, and Juliet a Capulet—“star-crossed lovers” whose families’ long-standing feud has pitted neighbor against neighbor in a mid-20th-century American town. Shakespeare’s iconic story asks the question: What happens when a community fails its young people?


Director — Rick Dildine^

Fight Choreographer — Paul Dennhardt^

Choreographer — Lindsay Renea Benton

Scenic Designer — Josh Smith**

Costume Designer — Theresa Ham**

Lighting Designer — Masha Tsimring**

Sound Designer — Melanie Chen Cole**

Wig Master/Makeup Artist — Matthew Reeves Oliver

Stage Manager — Victoria Broyles*

Assistant Stage Manager — Ruth E. Kramer*

Production Assistant — Madison Rutledge

Musical Coordinator — Billy Finn*

Dance Captain — Cassia Thompson*

Fight Captain — Tony Pellegrino”

Assistant Costume Designer — Matthew Carl

Associate Lighting Designer — Becky Heisler McCarthy


(in alphabetical order)

Apothecary — Toree Alexandre”

Nurse — Ann Arvia*

Prince — Brik Berkes*

1st Watchman — Tyshon Boone”

Paris’ Page — Katrina Clark”

Lady Capulet — Nehassaiu deGannes*

Mercutio — Billy Finn*

Capulet — Christopher Gerson*

Romeo — Matt Lytle*

3rd Watchman — Chris Marth”

Sampson, Peter — Dane McMichael”

Abraham, Friar John — Tony Pellegrino”

Montague — Erick Pinnick*

Friar Lawrence — Douglas Rees*

Petruchio, 2nd Watchman — Eduardo Ruiz”

Tybalt — Louis Sallan*

Lady Montague — Michelle Shupe*

Benvolio — Chauncy Thomas*

Juliet — Cassia Thompson*

Paris — Michael Williams*

Gregory, Balthasar — Sigrid Wise”

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
“Denotes a Member of the ASF Fellowship Company
**United Scenic Artists, the Representative Voice of Designers and Scenic Artists
^Member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc.