Romeo and Juliet will begin performances on June 8 under the direction of CSC Resident Artist Jenny Leopold. The production will offer a fresh-take on the tale featuring performance poetry. The company was guided by award-winning Slam poet Gayle Danley.
Pride and Prejudice will join the Chesapeake-Shakespeare-Company-in-the-Ruins repertory on Friday, June 22. Isabelle Anderson directs the stage production of Jane Austen's novel, which is adapted by Christina Calvit.
The company will include Julian Elijah Martinez (Romeo/Mr. Wickham), Jose Guzman (Friar Lawrence/Mr. Collins), Molly Moores (Lady Capulet/Lady Catherine de Bourgh), and Jamie Jager (Paris/Bingley), Rachael Jacobs (Juliet/Lydia), Blythe Coons (Mercutio/Elizabeth) and Adam Sheaffer (Benvolio/Mr. Darcy).