Short Shakespeare!

Romeo and Juliet

February 23

March 23, 2013

in CST's Courtyard Theater

directed and adapted by Rachel Rockwell

Melissa Carlson

Lady Capulet

Melissa Carlson returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she appeared as Titania/Hippolyta in Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other credits include: Tea at Five, Antigone, Much Ado About Nothing (First Folio Theatre); Berlin ’45, Pyretown, The Action Against Sol Schumann (Victory Gardens Theater); The Real Thing, How I Learned to Drive, All My Sons (Illinois Theatre Center); Dylan (Seanachaí Theatre Company); Edward II (Red Hen Theatre); Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare on the Green); Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare’s Motley Crew); Six Degrees of Separation (Raven Theatre);  Tattoo (Trap Door Theatre); and A Yard of Sun (Famous Door Theatre). Television credits include Early Edition (CBS) and Underemployed (MTV).

Melissa was a senior at Highland Park High School when she acted in her first Shakespeare play. “I was Kate in The Taming of the Shrew. I fell in love with it. Hearing the language as opposed to reading it was crucial for me.”

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