Mainland regional theatre company Theatre Right Now’s production of Romeo and Juliet has just gone into extension, but the new Juliet has heard troubling rumors about the Artistic Director and is asking uncomfortable questions. Will Theatre Right Now survive? Should it survive?
From Emmy-award winning local writer Susan Soon He Stanton, this riveting new play takes place backstage in a series of hurried and hushed conversations between the scenes of Romeo and Juliet.
This production shares a cast with Jordan Cho’s production of Romeo and Juliet, opening the following week.
|Joe (Romeo)||Ben Walsh|
|Ode (Juliet)||Elexis Draine|
|Nate (Lord Capulet)||Dan Connell|
|Nikki (Lady Capulet)||Romyn Sabatchi|
|Joby (Friar Laurence)||Alex Fox|
|Luis (Tybalt)||Kahiau Machado|
|Reggie (Mercutio)||P. J. Souza|
|Tasha (Lady Montague)||Cori Matsuoka|
|Annie (Nurse)||Monica Bennett|
|Seamus (Paris)||Jake Rachels|
|Patrice (Associate AD)||Lillian Jones|
|Monty (Assistant SM)||Nicholas Gianforti|
|Emma (Wardrobe)||Rebecca Mahar|
|Vee (Stage Manager)||Alyssa Reyes|
|Kevin (Light Board Op)||Kevin Molina|
What happens when love wins but lessons of accountability and compassion are learned too little too late?
The houses of Montague and Capulet have terrorized the streets of Verona for years with their age-old and all-consuming vendetta.
While born into this feud, Romeo and Juliet, after a fateful meeting, fall instantly and profoundly in love. Out of devotion to one another, and in defiance of the violent world they have inherited, they are quickly and secretly married.
While these star-crossed lovers are doomed to die at the hands of their families’s hate, it is not young love but their attempts to escape the oppressive systems of society that has sealed their fate.
This production shares a cast with Both Your Houses.
|Lord Montague||Joel Sampson|
|Lady Montague||Cori Matsuoka|
|Mercutio||Stephanie Keiko Kong|
|Abraham||P. J. Souza|
|Lord Capulet||Dan Connell|
|Lady Capulet||Romyn Sabatchi|
|Friar Laurence||Alex Fox|
In recent years, public sentiment has transformed Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew from one of his most-loved plays (for its physical comedy and sexual banter) to one of his most loathed (for its abusive primary relationship).
Cruel Theatre founder Taurie Kinoshita tackles this problematic play with a materialist feminist deconstruction that takes place in 1950s America straightjacketed by traditional sexual mores and gender roles, then gender swaps several characters.
Kate is the man. Petruchio is the woman. Some male characters are played by men, some by women; some female characters are played by women, some by men.
What follows remains one of Shakespeare’s great, comic romances, viewed through a subversive lens. Kate learns to love Petruchio, and Petruchio falls in love with Kate—and characters are who they know and believe themselves to be.
Fun for the whole family.
|Baptista Minola||Noah Schuetz|
|Lucentio||Jake Cillian Wolf|
|Christopher Sly||Hamilton Wallace Clement|
|Hortensio||Phillip Ikaika Foster|
|Katherine||Manuel A. Moreno|
|Widow / Pedant / Player||Kahana Ho|
|Vincentio||D. Aiko Chinen|