After an absence of 16 years from the Shakespeare and Company stage, the Bard's classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, will return to the 600-seat outdoor amphitheatre from July 21-Sept. 2.
Director Cecil MacKinnon, a 20-year company veteran, helms the production which features Jason Asprey (Mercutio), Ariel Bock (Nurse), Johnny Lee Davenport(Lord Capulet), Ted Hewlett (Tybalt), Malcolm Ingram (Friar Lawrence), Hasanni Issa (Prince), Tom Jaeger (Peter), Robert Lohbauer (Lord Montague), Manu Narayan (Romeo), Carolyn Roberts (Juliet) John Sarrouf (Benvolio), Ty Skelton (Paris) and Bonnie Lee Whang (Lady Capulet).
The production team for Romeo and Juliet comprises assistant director and choreographer Susan Dibble, fight choreographer Kevin Coleman, costume designer Arthur Oliver, scenic designer Jim Youngerman, lighting designer Michael Giannitti and sound designer and scorer Don DiNicola.
Tickets range $24.50-$29.50. Located at The Mount in Lenox, Mass., the Shakespeare and Company box office can be reached at (413) 637-3353. For information visit www.shakespeare.org.
-- By Murdoch McBride