The production is conceived as a dinner party among eight friends who have an annual tradition of reading a Shakespeare play on a gorgeous summer's night. Over the course of reading the play, the story will take over and guests both on-stage and off will find themselves completely consumed by the momentum and poetry of the events in Shakespeare's great love story.
The cast will feature Ali Ahn (Juliet), David Cale (Friar), Matt Citron (Mercutio), Will Cohn (Benvolio), William Jackson Harper (Romeo), Rachael Holmes (Lady Capulet/Tybalt), Damian Lemar Hudson (Singer/Paris), Chinasa Ogbuagu (Nurse),and Tony Torn (Capulet).
The production will feature set design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by Keith Parham, sound system design by Jessica Paz, sound design by Obadiah Eaves, and choreography by David Neumann.
As previously reported, Stew and Heidi Rodewald will create all-new music and songs for Shakespeare on the Sound's production.
Admission is free of charge. For more information on Shakespeare on the Sound, visit www.shakespeareonthesound.org.