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Romeo & Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Elena Araoz
Jun 1 — Jun 24, 2018
Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park

Our 2018 production of Romeo & Juliet was directed by Elena Araoz, a rising star in American Theatre. Visit Elena’s website.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this great love story to life in such an incredibly iconic setting in St. Louis’ beloved Forest Park,” Araoz said. “Working outdoors in the park presents so many opportunities for creativity; it really is an honor to be able to immerse myself in this project.”

Araoz will be joined by a St. Louis-based creative team, including Dottie Marshall Englis (Costumes), Margery and Peter Spack (Scenic Designers), John Wylie (Lighting), Rusty Wandall (Sound), Paul Dennhardt (Fight Choreographer), and Joanna Battles (Voice & Text), all of whom worked on previous Festival productions.

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Cast and Creative

Patrick Blindauer (Chorus/Peter/Apothecary), Harrison Farmer (Ensemble), Patrice Foster (Lady Montague), Esmeralda Garza (Ensemble), Gary Glasgow* (Friar Laurence),
Dakota Granados* (Tybalt), Karl Hawkins (Balthazar), David Heron* (Lord Montague),
Daniel Ocanto (Musician),  Jane Paradise* (Nurse), Reynaldo Piniella* (Romeo),
Michael James Reed* (Lord Capulet), Cherie Corinne Rice* (Lady Capulet),
Antonio Rodriguez* (Benvolio),  Sean Smith (Musician), Graham Ulicny (Musician),
Chris Ware (Friar John),  Terrell Wheeler* (Mercutio), Pete Winfrey (Prince/Paris),
Sigrid Wise (Juliet)

Set Design by Margery & Peter Spack (Studio Spack)
Costume Design by Dottie Marshall Englis***
Sound Design by Rusty Wandall
Lighting Design by John Wylie
Stage Management by Emilee Buchheit*
Assistant Stage Management by Nikolas George Brown*
Text Coach by Joanna Battles
Fight Choreography by Paul Dennhardt**
Music Composed by Dust Ensemble
Artistic Line Producer and Assistant Directed by Kristin Rion
Props Master by Laura Skroska

 *Denotes member, Actors’ Equity Association
**Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
***Denotes member, USA Local 829