Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
July - August 2015
"In an intimate outdoor production this summer, Door Shakespeare brings genuine passion to the beauty and tragedy of the story. Director Leda Hoffmann has cleverly worked the small canvas of a clearing in Door County. "
- Russ Bickerstaff, Shepherd Express
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"A riveting Romeo and Juliet theatergoers will remember when the sun sets the following evening regardless of what they have ever known or seen of this production before."
"Door Shakespeare [...] has assembled a spectacular cast commandeered by an up-and-coming remarkable director, Hoffmann, in a performance which will take a theatergoer's breath away. Experience first or true love lived in passion and persistence, where ultimately even youth's fresh truth was unable to prevent the destruction caused by their families' hate. The unique musical threesome underscores the play's themes with evocative melodies the entire performance to create a Romeo and Juliet begging to be seen for the first time or once again, an incredible theatrical experience with Shakespeare to be treasured long past summer's end.
- Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadway World
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"Hoffmann adeptly uses this two-tiered treehouse to speed the action and heighten its contrasts. As the two young lovers enjoy their tryst in Juliet's upstairs bedroom, for example, Mark Corkins' imperious Capulet is blithely arranging Juliet's marriage to Paris (Joe Boersma) down below.."
- Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Juliet, only child of the rich Capulet - Heather Chrisler
Capulet, her father - Mark Corkins*
Capulet's Wife, her mother - Grayson Heyl
Nurse, Juliet's wet-nurse - Carrie Hitchcock*
Tybalt, Juliet's cousin - Andrew Carlyle
Romeo, sole son of the Montague family - Steven Lee Johnson*
Montague, Romeo's father - Mark Moede
Benvolio, Romeo's cousin - Chris Peltier
Balthasar, Romeo's man - John Brotherhood
Prince Escalus, governor of Verona - Carolyn Hoerdemann
Mercutio, his kinsmen and friend of Romeo's - Jonathan Wainwright*
County Paris, suitor to Juliet - Joe Boersma
Friar Laurence - James Pickering*
Samson, Servingman, Apothecary, Chief Watchman - Matt Deitchman
Gregory, Servingman, Paris' Page, Watchman - Mack Folkert
Abraham, Friar John, Watchman - Jacob Schrimpf
*appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
Director - Leda Hoffmann
Set Designer - Aaron Kopec
Lighting Designer - Todd Mion
Costume Designer - Bridgid Danahy
Composer / Music Director - Matt Deitchman
Movement Director - Molly Rhode
Fight Choreographer - Ryan Schabach
Stage Manager - Melissa Wanke*
Executive Director - Amy Ludwigsen