Shakespeare Marathon – Greensboro College

Greensboro College presents Romeo and Juliet on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3pm, in NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC.

DIRECTOR : Josephine Hall
Sampson – Allie Cipoletti
Capulet – Ruben Civilus
Paris – Darius Crouse
 Montague – Joel Curtis
Romeo – Casey Daniel
Lady Capulet – Makenzie Degenhardt
Abram, Petruchio, Balthasar – Valeria Gonzalez-Toledo
Tybalt, Third Musician, Third Watchman – Becca Hougas
Friar Lawrence – Bradley McBride
Benvolio, First Musician- Caroline Meisner
Chorus – Emily Parker
Prince -Albin Pettersson
Mercutio – Luke Powell
Lady Montague, First Serving man, Friar John – Karley René
Gregory, Peter, Chief WatchmanSara Simmons
Juliet – Sierra Smith
Nurse – Candace Spencer
Friar John – Denisha Ward 

ABOUT THE PLAY :  The prologue of Romeo and Juliet calls the title characters “star-crossed lovers”—and the stars do seem to conspire against these young lovers.

Romeo is a Montague, and Juliet a Capulet. Their families are enmeshed in a feud, but the moment they meet—when Romeo and his friends attend a party at Juliet’s house in disguise—the two fall in love and quickly decide that they want to be married.

A friar secretly marries them, hoping to end the feud. Romeo and his companions almost immediately encounter Juliet’s cousin Tybalt, who challenges Romeo. When Romeo refuses to fight, Romeo’s friend Mercutio accepts the challenge and is killed. Romeo then kills Tybalt and is banished. He spends that night with Juliet and then leaves for Mantua.

Juliet’s father forces her into a marriage with Count Paris. To avoid this marriage, Juliet takes a potion, given her by the friar, which makes her appear dead. The friar will send Romeo word to be at her family tomb when she awakes. The plan goes awry, and Romeo learns instead that she is dead. In the tomb, Romeo kills himself. Juliet wakes, sees his body, and commits suicide. Their deaths appear finally to end the feud.

Folger Shakespeare Library. “Romeo and Juliet.” Folger Shakespeare Library. n.d. Web. April 1, 2016.