Star-Crossed Lovers "Romeo and Juliet" Open
Kelsey Summer Series June 26-July 5

6/3/09


Romeo and Juliet play out their tragic love story at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre this summer. Shakespeare '70, Mercer County's classic repertory company, kicks off the Kelsey Summer Series with "Romeo and Juliet" Fridays and Saturdays June 26, 27 and July 3 at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 4 at and Sundays, June 28 and July 5 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. This year marks Shakespeare '70's fortieth consecutive year of performing Shakespeare.
James Introcaso and Heather Duncan as Romeo and Juliet

Arguably Shakespeare's most famous play, "Romeo and Juliet" tells the story of two star-crossed lovers from the feuding families of Montague and Capulet. From their first shy, tender meeting at a masquerade ball, to the famous balcony scene and their declaration of everlasting love, to the miscommunications that lead to their tragic deaths, "Romeo and Juliet" is a timeless story of love, fate and the destructiveness of hate. This multi-themed play has been adapted numerous times for opera, stage, screen and musical theater, including Stephen Sondheim's "West Side Story," which is currently enjoying a hugely popular Broadway revival.

Directed by Frank Erath, Shakespeare '70 will feature James Introcaso and Heather Duncan in the title roles, John Anastasio as Escalus, Prince of Verona, Ray Fallon as Paris, Tom and Cheryl Curbishley as Lord and Lady Montague, George Hartpence and Carol Thompson as Lord and Lady Capulet, Fred Halperin as Mercutio, Rudy Basso as Benvolio, Patrick Albanesius as Tybalt, N. Charles Leeder as Friar Lawrence, Roger Lienhardt as Friar John, Vegas Lancaster as Balthasar, Davis Verde as Abraham, Michael Krahel as Sampson, Mark Smith as Gregory, Tom Moffit as Peter, Tristan Curbishley as Young Montague, Janet Quartarone as the Nurse, Maddie Patrick as Rosalind, and Laura Hargreaves as a Lady in Waiting. For more information about Shakespeare '70, visit the website here.

Tickets for are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.

For a listing of all shows in Kelsey's summer series, visit the Kelsey website. (Note: Patrons who purchase the four-show series save over 40% off the single ticket price.)

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