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Furman Theatre presents “Romeo and Juliet”

Furman Theatre explores of one of the oldest love stories, told through the eyes of war.

Furman University Theatre will present Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet March 29-April 1, and April 6-8 at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees April 2 and April 9 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in The Playhouse on campus.

Co-directed by Furman Theatre Professor Maegan Azar and guest Thomas Azar, Romeo and Juliet is open to the public. Tickets for the CLP event are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students.

In staging Romeo and Juliet, Furman Theatre explores of one of the oldest love stories, told through the eyes of war. Two households meet on the grounds of battle, and when all seems lost between them, a love blossoms where only hate existed before. When pushed to the extreme limits of decency, love has the hope of conquering centuries-old prejudice and misunderstanding.

The cast includes:
Romeo, Drake Shadwell
Montague/Paris & Ensemble, Cody Evins
Lady Montague & Ensemble, Anne Morgan
Benvolio & Ensemble, Dakota Adams
Mercutio & Ensemble, Clare Ruble
Juliet, Dayanari Umana
Capulet & Ensemble, Sam Nelson
Lady Capulet & Ensemble, Sarah Cushman
Nurse & Ensemble, Salvo Donzella
Tybalt & Ensemble, Derek Leonard
Prince & Ensemble, Elli Caterisano
Friar Lawrence & Ensemble, Kenzie Wynne

Understudies include: Patrick Fretwell (Romeo), Courtney Dorn (Juliet), Bradwin Amos (Mercutio) and Alan Smith (Nurse).

The production crew includes: stage manager Ellie Peoples, who is assisted by Clark Spillane and Cammi Stilwell; Alan Bryson, technical director and set designer; lighting designer, Taylor Jensen; Haley Brown, master electrician; light board operator, Rachel Gifford; light hang crew: Andy Teye, Hunter Ditsch and Sarah Grace Payne; Lauren Girouard, sound designer; Connor Courtney, sound board operator; wardrobe crew head, Karsen Green; wardrobe crew: Emily Matthews, Jillian Padgett and Lizy Hernandez; Katie Fleet, props designer; props crew: Claire Shea, Lauren Heimburg and Elizabeth Cortes; props crew heads, Beth Fraser and Chris Sessoms; box office, Matt Middleton and Allie Hargrove; Eliza Kate Leiter, house manager; and Alyssa Ciurlik, publicity.

For ticket information and reservations, call the Theatre Box Office at (864) 294-2125. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, March 27 during box office hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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