Romeo and Jules

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:30pm to Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
$8 - $20
Romeo and Jules poster
Poster by Shannon Loys
Performance Showtimes: 
Sat, Apr 13, 2019 - 7:30pm
Tue, Apr 16, 2019 - 7:30pm
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 - 7:30pm
Thu, Apr 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fri, Apr 19, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sat, Apr 20, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sun, Apr 21, 2019 - 2:00pm
Wed, Apr 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
Thu, Apr 25, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fri, Apr 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sat, Apr 27, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sun, Apr 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

"Two households, both alike in dignity, 
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. "


Romeo and Jules
A gender-expansive reimagining of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Adapted by Geoff Korf and Darby Sherwood, directed by Geoff Korf, UW Drama faculty, Associate Director
April 17 – 28, 2019
Previews April 13 & 16
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre, University of Washington

What if your first love was someone you’d been taught to hate? The most famous love story in the English language is not just a love story—it's also a tale of young people attempting to repair the damaged world their parents have offered them, and chart a new way forward. Will their explosive love spark a revolution, or will discord, violence, and unspeakable tragedy continue to rule? Featuring a gender-diverse cast of undergraduates from across the UW campus community, Romeo and Jules tells the story of what happens when the children of two families with very different worldviews fall in love. UW Drama Associate Director Geoff Korf directs this gender-expansive reimagining of Shakespeare’s tale of the destructive power of binary factions, and the transformative potential of youthful passion.  

RUN TIME: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission
CONTENT WARNING: Contains depictions of violence, suicide, and misgendering

Press Release: UW Drama presents ROMEO AND JULES

Artists

Cast: 
Romeo Elliott Chinn
Montague/Guest at Ball Elizabeth Myers
Lady Montague/Guest at Ball Rachel Mellman
Benvolio Taylor King
Abram Lilli Glock
Prologue/Balthasar/Singer Miranda White
Jules Jaime Dahl
Capulet Spencer Goodin
Lady Capulet Natalie Modlin
Nurse Kendra Kolasinski
Tybalt Cameron Dohrman
Sampson Eduardo Perez
Gregory Will Vetsch
Escalus Mattie Cardinale
Paris Stefan Previs
Mercutio Mira Marie Goins
Capulet Servingperson Bella Brown
Sister Laurel/Guest at Ball Anaïs Gralpois
Rosaline/Sister J/Ensemble Abigail Warren
Aid to Escalus/Ensemble Wichetney By
Montague Servingperson Shyloh Summy
Creative Team: 
Choreographer Alice Gosti
Set Designer Em Allen
Costume Designer Lindsey Halfhill
Lighting Designer Ranleigh Starling
Sound Designer Adair MacCormack
Original Compositions By Taylor King
Co-Adapters Geoff Korf
Darby Sherwood
Text/Acting Coach Amy Thone