• Mon. Mar 27th, 2023

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company re-opens mainstage with production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

By Jeanna Vella

Herald Contributor

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is thrilled to re-open their Mainstage theater at The Otto M. Budig Theater with William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The production is directed by Darnell Pierre Benjamin and features a cast of 16 Resident Ensemble Members.  This production’s design is generously sponsored by Marcene and Jim Kinney.  “Romeo and Juliet” is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest

This season opens with William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET directed by Darnell Pierre Benjamin.  This production is set in a traditional Italian Renaissance setting and will make for a triumphant return to the Mainstage. The star-crossed lovers in “Romeo and Juliet” will be Courtney Lucien and Crystian Wiltshire.  Both actors frequently appear at CSC with Courtney last appearing in “Pride and Prejudice,” and Crystian Wiltshire appearing last in “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “All the Way.”  Crystian has also recently joined Cincinnati Shakespeare as its new Associate Artistic Director.

At this time, all ticketholders must be masked as well as show proof of a full COVID vaccination status OR provide a negative COVID test to enter The Otto M. Budig Theater.

All subscriptions and single tickets may be purchased through the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company website www.cincyshakes.com or box office by calling 513-381-BARD (2273) ext. 1.