Shakespeare's R&J

Adapted by Joe Calarco
From the play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Mason Barnes

October 18 - November 05 , 2006

2006-2007 Off-Ramp Season

The Story

A vibrant, hot-blooded new adaption of Shakespeare’s immortal story of adolescent love and rebellion. In a regimented Catholic prep school where the Bard’s works are banned from the reading list, four boys fall upon a forbidden copy of Romeo & Juliet. They secretly act out the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers, intoxicated by the beauty of the play’s classic poetry, first playing then becoming their characters and, in the process, discovering themselves.

Creative & Production Staff

Fight Choreographer: Bruce Longworth
Scenic Designer: Scott Neale
Costume Designer: Garth Dunbar
Lighting Designer: Mark Wilson
Sound Designer: Tori Meyer
Stage Manager: Kathryn Ballard
Casting: Rich Cole


Daniel Zaitchik (Student 1)
Bobby Steggert (Student 2)
Chris Landis (Student 3)
Bob Braswell (Student 4)

Additional Credits

Vocal Coach: Bruce Longworth

Sponsorship & Support

Presenting Sponsor: Whitaker Foundation