University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television presents ROMEO & JULIET


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The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television

15-minute intermission • Brent Gibbs, Director •

Tucson, AZ – February 21, 2023

Juliet (Syndey Di Sabato) and Romeo (Max Murray)

TUCSON, Ariz. – The School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV) is proud to present Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet in the Tornabene Theatre at the University of Arizona. The famed love story, told in a bold, new and authentically American voice, is a presentation of TFTV’s Arizona Repertory Theatre, the public laboratory and showcase for the School’s professional actor training program. It marks the 50th production directed for the School by Brent Gibbs.

Professor Gibbs recently spoke to the fresh presentation of this play. “In the landscape of Shakespeare’s canon Romeo and Juliet, rightly, looms large. With this production we wanted to create a world that unlocks the story for an American audience. To that end we have set our story in Verona, Kentucky just 60 miles from where America’s most famous family feud between the Hatfield and McCoys played out. The setting has proved fortuitous, providing new resonances and revealing new layers of meaning in what promises to be an accessible and highly entertaining telling of this beloved classic.”

The cast is led by BFA Acting junior Max Murray and BFA Musical Theatre senior Sydney Di Sabato in the titular roles. They are joined by Tess Dinerstein (Lady Capulet), Andrew Tong (Capulet), Madelyn Whitehead (Nurse), Ben James (Tybalt), Daniel Milani (Paris), Camden Stankus (Escalus, Prince), Patrick Ryan (Mercutio), Alyssa DiRaimondo (Antonia), Lydia Schmidt (Potpan), Brooke Gorman (Lady Montague), Ray Cuevas (Montague/Friar John), Clayton Lukens (Benvolio), Babacar Ba (Friar Lawrence), Katie Browne (Page), Leland Hao (Peter), Isabella Santoni (Susan), Isabella Russo (Nell/Apothecary) and Lily Wilson (Grindstone).

Romeo & Juliet will have ten performances between Feb. 26 – March 19, 2023, including a special post-show discussion with cast and crew on Friday, March 17. This production will also include matinee performances for high-school groups. Ticket discounts are available.

What               The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television presents ROMEO & JULIET
Where             Tornabene Theatre, 1025 N Olive Rd, Tucson AZ 85719When              March 2-19, 2023, with preview performances February 26 and March 1Tickets