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Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," Opens April 4

Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," Opens April 4

The School of Theater is proud to present “Romeo And Juliet,” written by William Shakespeare and directed by M.F.A. Directing Candidate Jonathan Hetler, 8 p.m. each night, April 4–6 and April 10–13 in the Forum theater in the RTV Building.

A consummate tragedy of young lovers swept into a catastrophic vortex of misunderstandings, secrets and fate. When you are passionately in love nothing else matters. The son and daughter of two landed families locked in an old feud are irresistibly drawn to each other. Defying the hatred and distrust surrounding them, they dare to believe they can, and must, be together. 


The fifth production of the 2018–2019 theater season, Hetler directs his M.F.A. thesis project as the culmination of his degree in the Professional Director Training Program at OHIO, with a cast made up of undergraduates, graduates, faculty and alumni that includes Camila Benencia Courreges, Alex Amery, Haley Reese Calhoun, Stephanie Carrillo, Erik Armstrong, Chiara Ridpath, Brian Ouedraogo, Aaron Gates, Makaila McColley, David Haugen, Jackson Savage, Carson Cerney, Eva Kinneary, Chloe Grogean, Avery Pope, Alec Ring, Philip Matthews, Jesse Keller, Meghan Gaber and Hannah Woodside.

Talkbacks will follow the Apr. 6 and 10 performances. Upcoming productions in the 2018–2019 season can be found online at https://www.ohio.edu/fine-arts/theater/current-season.

Through Arts for OHIO, tickets are free for OHIO students with a student ID. Regular tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for other students and seniors. For more information and reservations please call 740-593-1780, or stop by the Fine Arts Ticket Office on campus located at the East Union Street entrance of The Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Monday through Friday, 12-5 p.m.