“Shakespeare’s R&J” spins the classic story of history’s most famous doomed lovers into a modern tale of teenage awakening. The play explores youthful desires, vulnerability and burgeoning sexuality as four students at a repressive preparatory school discover Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. As the schoolboys find themselves immersed in the tragic story of forbidden love, they assume the roles of all the play’s characters and the tale begins to blur with their own lives and Shakespeare’s verse is heard anew.

“A vibrant, hot-blooded new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet that pulsates with an adolescent abandon and electricity.” (New York Times)

Cast & Creatives


Joe Calarco


Rob Ruggiero

Student 1

Adam Barrie

Student 2

Ashley Robinson

Student 3

Paul Terzenbach

Student 4

TJ Linnard

Set Designer

Brian Prather

Lighting Designer

Matthew Richards

Sound Designer

Vincent Olivieri