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“Romeo and Juliet” in New Edinburgh Park (CCC)
July 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Romeo and Juliet”
presented by A Company of Fools in partnership with the Crichton Community Council (CCC)
On the east lawn of the New Edinburgh Park Fieldhouse… The perfect setting for an evening summer picnic. Come at 6:00 pm with a blanket, food and beverages. Enjoy the show at 7:00 pm. In case of rain a dramatic reading will be held inside. Pay what you can
For the first time in 11 years a Company of Fools tackles Shakespeare’s iconic story Romeo and Juliet.
You know the story: the city of Verona is plagued by violence, as an ancient rivalry between the Capulets and Montague causes fighting in the street. The son of Montague, Romeo crashes the Capulet’s ball and falls for Capulet’s daughter Juliet. The two marry in secret and find themselves at the centre of a city wide feud.
A carnival setting creates the backdrop for the Fools’ fantastical take on the streets of Verona. Swords are paired with water pistols, and live music is played by a carnie barker with a megaphone. Audiences will be transported to an adolescent paradise of dangerous pleasure.
Relive your teenage angst with the Fools this summer as they present the world’s favourite romance.
Two of Ottawa’s favourite young actors play the bard’s star crossed lovers: Norah Paton whose one-woman show Burnt found national success, stars as Juliet; Ottawa improv legend and Fools veteran, Leslie Cserapy plays Romeo.
We’re also welcoming back past Fools who you might recognize from GCTC productions this year Kate Smith (Virgin Trials) and Geoff McBride (Dear Mr. Wells), return in the roles of Lady Capulet and Capulet.
And a Fools fan favourite Kate McArthur (Sebastian/Maria Twelfth Night 2018) also returns to play the roles of both Mercutio and the Nurse. Alongside her is a new Fool Andrea Massoud playing Benvolio.