The Delgado Community College Theatre Program announces their latest production, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
Romeo and Juliet is directed by Michael Aaron Santos. The play will be performed by students and alumni from the Delgado Theatre Program.
This production is the first to be performed in the newly renovated Delgado mainstage theatre, officially named the Timothy K. Baker Theatre in honor of the late Tim Baker, former director of Theatre and architect of the Theatre Program at Delgado.
Shakespeare’s timeless love story is re-contextualized to a 2016 urban setting, pitting “two high schools, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene.” A bitter rivalry turns to bloody tragedy. Caught in the midst of senseless violence are Juliet and her Romeo, a pair of star-crossed lovers destined to, with their deaths, bury the strife that besieges their community.
The production staff includes: scene design by James Means, lighting and sound design by Tom Dawson and costume design by Jerry L. Johnson.
The play opens Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Timothy K. Baker Theatre, 615 City Park Ave., Building 1, 1st Floor. The production will run one week only: Tuesday, April 12 through Sunday, April 17. Curtain times for Tuesday-Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinee on April 17 is at 3 p.m. (closing performance).
Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 senior citizens and Delgado students, faculty and staff. For reservations and/or additional information, call 504-671-6360.
Tyler Brantmeyer as Romeo and Sydney Cagnolatti as Juliet. Photo by Tom Dawson.