Romeo and Juliet
by Austin Shakespeare

May. 23 - Jun. 09

Two star-crossed lovers — and the stars do seem to conspire against them.Romeo (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 must be together. Secretly married and hoping to end the feud, these young loves fall prey to the tumultuous currents surrounding them by their families, their duties, and their own hearts. What will it take to end the feud?

Austin Shakespeare, in conjunction with the University of Austin, presents Shakespeare’s classic love story Romeo and Juliet,  

The legendary story will be told in a new way: set in the 1930s with inspiration from the period crime drama “Peaky Blinders.” Accompanying music will be both live and recorded and include music from the mid 20th century as well as the 1930s.  

“Not everyone knows there is a replica of an Elizabethan theater in Austin on the shores of Lake Austin,” said Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella. “We’re excited to be able to present our professional Actors’ Equity production in this unique setting.” Ciccolella credited University of Austin President Dr. Pano Kanelos for supporting the production.

This will be the 38th year that Austin Shakespeare has presented a free professional production of the Bard’s work to the Austin community. “It’s an honor and privilege to be a part of what continues to make this city such a unique place to live and create,” Ciccolella said. “We love sharing this ‘old Austin’ tradition with everyone – whether they’ve lived here since the ‘70s or moved here seven months ago.”

Romeo and Juliet will feature 18 actors. Alumni of the company include Helyn Rain Messenger and Dane Parker as Romeo and Juliet; Emily Green as Nurse, Pablo Muñoz-Evers as Tybalt, Jon Cook as Mercutio, Shelby Davenport as the Friar, and Darby Williams and Zach Barrett as Sampson and Gregory. New to the company are Kirk Barbera, Justin Heller, Michael Costilla, Michael Morse, Divine Ntomchukwu, Peter Young Woo Lee, Cooper Reed Feagan, Chelsey Manasseri, and Laura D’Eramo.


(via AS)

Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
Austin Shakespeare

May 23 - June 09, 2024
The Curtain Theatre
7400 Coldwater Canyon Dr.
Austin, TX, 78730

May 23 to June 9, 2024

Thursdays - Sundays, at 8 p.m.

Thurs. May 23 at 8:00pm

Fri. May 24 at 8:00pm
Sat. May 25 at 8:00pm
Sun. May 26 at 8:00pm
Thurs. May 30 at 8:00pm
Fri. May 31 at 8:00pm
Sat. June 1 at 8:00pm
Sun. June 2 at 8:00pm
Thurs. June 6 at 8:00pm
Fri. June 7 at 8:00pm
Sat. June 8 at 8:00pm
Sun. June 9 at 8:00pm

Curtain Theater, Austin.

Tickets are free, but reservations are necessary and can be made at beginning May 1.