Romeo & Juliet
by Wimberley Players

Sep. 16 - Oct. 09
Fridays-Sundays

Lettie Dyer, Sam Beeson (photo by Kevin Rigdon0Set amidst the turbulent unrest, counterculture, civil rights movement, and political divisiveness of the 1960s two teens from feuding families unexpectedly find love. But is love really enough to keep them together?

 

Directed by Trish Rigdon. this script adapts characters to provide more opportunities for women to act in a Shakespearean production. The character of Prince Escalus became Queen Eleanor; Romeo’s page Balthasar became Bianca; and Gregory became Goneril. The Director also shortened the play but assures that the classic story is fully represented. Rigdon’s previous experience includes serving as Associate Director to Sir Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company for four years.

 

Several actors who have previously appeared on the Playhouse stage are returning to join the Romeo and Juliet cast including, Lettie Dyer as Juliet, Melinda Ellisor as Queen Eleanor,

William WIndel as Lord Capulet and Peter, Rebecca Wood as Lady Capulet, Roxanne Strobel as the Nurse and Goneril, Mark Webster as Lord Montague, Kristen Hardin-Sigler as Lady Montague, and Greg Dew as Friar Lawrence. 

 

Making their debut with The Wimberley Players are Sam Beeson as Romeo, Yancy Bohana as Mercutio, Caroline Williams as Bianca, William Donavan as Benvolio and County Paris, Patrick Sebastian as Tybalt, and Guy Martin as Sampson.

 

Rounding out the creative team is the director’s longtime collaborator and husband Kevin Rigdon as scenic and lighting designer. The other collaborators include costume designer Kristin Knipp, Bridget Cook, hair and makeup designer, Phillip Owen, sound designer, and Dylan Brynes, associate sound designer.

 

 


Romeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare, adapted by Trish Rigdon
Wimberley Players

Fridays-Sundays,
September 16 - October 09, 2022
Wimberley Playhouse
450 Old Kyle Road
Wimberley, TX, 78676

September 16 – October 9, 2022

Four weekends; twelve performances, both live and streaming

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM

Individual Reserved Seating $22 or $30; Student Tickets $18 or $20 with ID (Prices include all fees)

Live Online Streaming Prices with Broadway on Demand Begin at $22 or $30 

 

Live and Streaming Tickets are Available at WimberleyPlayers.org or by phone  ar 512-847-0575.

The Wimberley Players is located at 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley, Texas 78676 (five blocks east of the Wimberley Square).