News: Immersive, Audience-Driven "Romeo and Juliet: A Party" This Weekend, April 25-28

This weekend, April 25-28, 2019, NYC company The Woolgatherers presents a limited run of Romeo and Juliet: A Party. Director Grace Herman-Holland describes Romeo and Juliet as "play about a teenage girl making radical choices,” and this version of the classic Shakespearean play, set in Gowanus and featuring live original music, asks guests to make their own choices, allowing them to explore the entire performance space and interact with one another and with the performers. These performances, of which no two will be the same, will examine teenage desire and rebellion, gender norms, escapism, and a society immersed in fear and violence in the course of their audience-driven unfolding.

Directed by Grace Herman-Holland (Eyes of a Blue Dog, Dixon Place; Genesis 22; Governors Island; Revel’s End: A Tempest Dance Party, Cap 21). 
Original Music by Julian Giaimo
Production and Stage Management by Natalie Jones. 
Dramaturgy by Nicholas Orvis. 
Costume Design by Melinda Hare. 
Graphic Design by Liam Donnelly. 
Produced by Grace Herman-Holland and Sarah Corbyn Woolf. Public Relations by Toro Communications (Gertrude Stein SAINTS!, Abrons Arts Center; Fireface, The Brick; The Dudleys!, HERE).

Cast includes Peter Alexandrou, Katharine Ginna, Kelley Heyer, Samuel Im, Meaghan J. Johnson, Bereket Mengistu, Brandon Sawhill-Aja, and Sarah Corbyn Woolf.

4-show limited engagement of Romeo and Juliet: A Party debuts at MITU580 (580 Sackett St., Brooklyn, NY 11217) on Thursday April 25 at and continues through Sunday April 28, with all shows at 8pm. 

Tickets range from $20 for General Admin to $35 for VIP, and can be purchased online here


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