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Romeo + Juliet

Dates: March 1-31, 2019
Run Time: Two hours with one intermission
Location: The Allen Theatre

The classic story of two young star-crossed lovers who are kept apart by feuding families is directed for the contemporary stage like it’s never been seen before. ACT is partnering with leaders in the Deaf community to create a production that honors the glorious language of this timeless play and makes is accessible for Deaf and hearing audiences alike.

If you wish to sit in the designated ASL seating for this performance, use the code ASL before purchasing.

CAST

CREATIVE TEAM

John Langs Director
Skip Mercier Scenic Designer
Pete Rush Costume Designer
Robert Aguilar Lighting Designer
Robertson Witmer Sound Designer
Geoff Alm Fight Coach
Ellie Savidge Sign Coach
Ruth Eitemiller Stage Manager
Kelly McGee Production Assistant

March 5 | 6:00 pm 
Behind the Scenes with Classical King FM
Get closer to the artists with Classical KING FM’s Sean MacLean as he interviews the creative minds behind the shows.

March 7 | 6:00 pm
Red Carpet Opening Night
Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and be a part of the excitement on Opening Night!

March 10 (evening) and 19 | after the show
Dialogue
Facilitated conversations after the performance with members of the audience about the themes of the play. 

March 14 (evening) | 6:00 pm
Deep Dive
A series of performances, lectures, or panel discussions that allow you to dig deeper into the themes of the play before the performance. 

Maggie Headshot

Maggie Rogers is a Seattle based director, dramaturg, sound designer, writer, and fat activist who proudly hails from Louisville, KY. She attended Columbia College Chicago graduating as class Valedictorian in 2014 with degrees in Directing and American Sign Language. Favorite Seattle credits include Everything You Touch (Washington Ensemble Theatre, director), Brandi Alexander (Love City Love, director), Teh Internet is Serious Business (Washington Ensemble Theatre, dramaturg), Kissing Like Babies (On the Boards, dramaturg). Her article All Sizes Fit All: The Case for Normalizing Fatness on Stage was published in the March 2018 issue of American Theatre magazine. This fall she will be making her international directorial debut with Brandi Alexander by Tatiana Pavela at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. www.rogersmaggie.com

March 12, 17 (evening), and 23 (matinee) | after the show
Cast Chats*
Conversations with cast members following the performance.
(*Subject to change)

All above special events for Romeo + Juliet will be ASL interpreted. 

March 10 | 2:00 PM
March 12 | 7:30 PM 
March 14 | 7:30 PM 
March 23 | 8:00 PM

At designated interpreted performances, ASL seating is reserved solely for our Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons who require ASL interpretation and their guests.

The Blind Cafe

The Blind Cafe Experience mission is to transform the quality of how people relate to themselves and others. Attendees at Blind Cafe Experiences are challenged to socially engage as they break bread, participate in a discussion with legally Blind Ambassadors, and experience an intimate music in the dark showcase. Learn more & Get tickets at theblindcafe.com/seattle

Age & Content ConsiderationsRomeo + Juliet contains staged violence, possible gun shots, some states of undress, and adult themes.

ACT believes that our patrons can determine what is offensive for themselves, and what is appropriate for their children. We don’t create age restrictions but do our best to offer content advisories for each show. For detailed information about show content and possible triggers, please contact communications@acttheatre.org.

“As I watched the outpouring of passion that came from the young survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida – as a person living in the world, as a father, and as a citizen -I was struck by how fierce, mission driven, articulate, and fearless these young people are. Romeo & Juliet is a play about how old systems fail young people. How an older generation fails a younger one. It is the most passionate love story of all time, and now is the right time for ACT to tell it.”
—John Langs

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