Romeo and Juliet Summer 2019

Romeo and Juliet

Rude Grooms’ Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy in a production full of romance, laughter, and music. Rude Grooms brings its second annual free summer production to Rainey Park, Queensbridge Park, Astoria Park, and the Plaxall Gallery. This fast-paced 90-minute play is suitable for the whole family! Don’t miss this romantic production full of live acoustic music, breathtaking action sequences, and an acting company who have worked at such internationally acclaimed theaters as Shakespeare’s Globe, Classic Stage Company, The Old Globe, and Asolo Repertory Theatre.

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RAINEY PARK (8/14 & 8/21 & NOW 8/22, moved from Queensbridge Park) – Buy Tickets | Map
Vernon Blvd and 34th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106

QUEENSBRIDGE PARK (8/15 – please note, 8/22 is now moved to RAINEY PARK above) – Buy Tickets | Map
Vernon Blvd and 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11106

ASTORIA PARK (8/16-17 & 8/23-24) – Buy Tickets | Map
19 19th St., Astoria, NY 11105

PLAXALL GALLERY (8/18 & 8/25 – indoors on the 18th and outdoors on the 25th) – Buy Tickets | Map
5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Every night at 6:30pm with additional 1:30pm matinees on Sundays

Rachel Schmeling as Juliet and Dhruv Iyengar as Romeo. Photo: Montgomery Sutton

FEATURING
Elisabeth Ahrens*
Milagros Bobier
Jerome Harmann Hardeman*
Carroll Herring
Rachael Jenison* (8/23-25)
Dhruv Iyengar
Daniel Kemper
Deb Radloff* (8/14-22)
Laura Piccoli
Rachel Schmeling
Montgomery Sutton*
Casterline Villar

STAGE MANAGER
Becca Kaplan

STAGE MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE
Paulina Tobar

ACTOR-MANAGER
Montgomery Sutton

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Sara Slagle

COSTUME DESIGN
Laura Piccoli

COMPOSER
Kara Arena

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY
Bridget Bose

FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY
New York Combat for Stage & Screen
(Kaitlyn Farley & Jared Kirby)

*these Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase

Summer 2018 Commons Series production of Much Ado About Nothing. Photo by Kate Pitt.

Synopsis

The Capulet and Montague families’ ancient feud erupts anew in Verona. When the children of these two clans meet, they fall head over heels and secretly marry. Their journey begins in beauty, laughter, and childlike joy — but the enduring hatred bubbles over into violence yet again, tearing them apart the same day they are joined as one. Rude Grooms’ Romeo and Juliet is a romantic comedy turned heart-breaking tragedy; a fable set in a contemporary world, full of live acoustic music, breathtaking action sequences, and an actors from Shakespeare’s Globe, Classic Stage Company, The Old Globe, and Asolo Repertory Theatre.