Monday, July 23, 2012
Shakespeare on the Sound Presents Romeo & Juliet
GREENWICH: JUNE 26 - JULY 8
ROWAYTON: JULY 18 - JULY 29
This year's production finds us a dinner, with a Shakespearean twist. Shakespeare on the Sound Artistic Director Joanna Settle explains: "We are conceiving Romeo and Juliet as a dinner party among eight friends who have an annual tradition of reading a Shakespeare play on a gorgeous summer's night. Over the course of reading the play, the story will take over and our guests both on-stage and off will find themselves completely consumed over by the momentum and poetry of the events in Shakespeare's classic romance."
Stew and Heidi Rodewald again return to Shakespeare on the Sound to create all-new music and songs for this production. Lyrics will be provided by both Shakespeare and Stew. In addition, this year's production will feature two newly commissioned scenes created for the dinner party which Stew will be writing and developing in process with the show's acting company. Also, in a first for Shakespeare on the Sound, the production will premiere in Greenwich and then make its move to Rowayton.
Set Design is by Andrew Lieberman, Costume Design is by Tilly Grimes, Lighting Design is by Keith Parham, Sound Design is by Obadiah Eaves, Sound System Design is by Jessica Paz, and Choreography is by David Neuman.