Romeo and Juliet

September 15

November 11, 2010

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Gale Edwards

Highly recommended! Thunderously physical, youthfully energetic—a classic for 21st century.

Chicago Sun-Times


The Play

Pure and hot, passionate and true—the feverish intensity of youth exploded on CST's stage in the most celebrated love story of all time. Passion stirs the blood of young lovers and feuding families, hurling their fates to destiny—and captivating an audience left breathless. World-renowned Australian director Gale Edwards, whose work has been seen at the Royal Shakespeare Company and across America, made her CST debut with a startling landmark production—igniting the Bard's poetry on Chicago Shakespeare's stage.



Video: Romeo and Juliet at CST

Romeo and Juliet

Audio: Romeo and Juliet PreAmble with Stephen Bennett


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Lightning Before Death

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The Players

Creative Team

Gale Edwards Director

Brian Sidney Bembridge Scenic Designer

Ana Kuzmanic Costume Designer

John Culbert Lighting Designer

Lindsay Jones Original Music and Sound Design

Melissa Veal Wig and Makeup Design

Rick Sordelet Fight Director

Barbara Robertson Verse Coach


Zach Appelman Tybalt

Judy Blue Lady Capulet

James Elly Abraham

Joy Farmer-Clary Juliet

Brandon Ford Gregory

Steve Haggard Benvolio

Kenn E. Head Escalus/Apothecary

Jonathan Hicks Anthony/Friar John

Ben Huth Balthazar

Ora Jones Nurse

John Judd Lord Capulet

Jeff Lillico Romeo

David Lively Friar Laurence

Brendan Marshall-Rashid Paris

Lily Mojekwu Lady Montague


Ariel Shafir Mercutio

Scott Westerman Peter

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