Romeo and Juliet Kicks Off in Bryant Park Today

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Following the Spring presentation of Two Gentlemen of Verona, the Drilling Company continues to present free Shakespeare in New York's Bryant Park with with its second production in the series, Romeo and Juliet.

The troupe is known for its "Shakespeare in the Parking Lot" stagings and made their Bryant Park debut last year with Hamlet

Performances of Romeo and Juliet continue through Aug. 2 at Bryant Park, located on Avenue of the Americas at 42nd Street in Manhattan. Food kiosks, public restrooms and seating are available.

David Marantz reimagines the classic story of love and violence in a contemporary setting. He directs a cast that includes Ivory Aquino as Juliet and Andrew Gombas as Romeo.

The cast also includes Robert Agis as Balthasar, McKey Carpenter as Tybalt, Elowyn Castle as the Nurse, Robert Cordell as Apothecary, Anwen Darcy as Mercutio, James Davies as Capulet, Joshua Downs as Peter, Tori Ernst as serving woman, Jonathan Eric Foster as Friar Lawrence, Skyler Gallun as Benvolio, Ziv Gidron as Paris, Geoffrey Grady as Montague, Tygar Hicks as Lady Montague/Chorus, Mary Linehan as Prince and Carolyn Popp as Lady Capulet. Costume design is by Lisa Renee Jordan. Set design is by Jennifer Varbalow.

The final show of the Bryant Park season will be The Taming of the Shrew (Sept. 4-29) . Admission is free and no reservations are necessary. For more information call (212) 873-9050 or visit shakespeareintheparkinglot.com and drillingcompany.org.

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