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Romeo and Juliet


February 25

March 25, 2017

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Marti Lyons

Patrese D. McClain

Lady Capulet

Patrese D. McClain makes her Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut. Other Chicago credits include: Cocked (Victory Gardens); Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight (Windy City Playhouse); White Guy on the Bus (Northlight Theatre, Jeff nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress); Tartuffe, Misanthrope, Spunk (Court Theatre, Jeff nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress ). Regional credits include: Mountaintop (People's Light); Two Trains Running (GEVA Theatre Center); Romeo and Juliet, Pericles, For Colored Girls and No Child...  (The Black Rep, St. Louis Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress for No Child). Film and television credits include: Chicago Fire, Sirens and Detroit 1-8-7. After high school at St. Francis de Sales in Chicago, Patrese received a BFA from Howard University and her MFA from Pennsylvania State University. She entered Howard as a political science major—“I was going to be the first Black female president.” For a high school audition, Patrese used the “’Balcony Scene,’ but I played both parts. Yikes.”   

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