A Company of Fools’ Romeo and Juliet - theHumm June 2019
A Company of Fools’ Romeo and Juliet - theHumm June 2019
A Company of Fools is back with their Torchlight Shakespeare in the Park series — visiting 36 parks all across Eastern Ontario during the months of July and August. A stellar local cast of Fools both new and old play 14 different roles to retell Shakespeare’s best-known story in community parks — the perfect setting for an evening summer picnic, friendly for the entire family (even your dog).
For the first time in eleven years, the Fools tackle Shakespeare’s iconic story Romeo and Juliet. The city of Verona is plagued by violence, as an ancient rivalry between the Capulets and Montagues causes fighting in the street. The son of Montague (Romeo) crashes the Capulets’ ball and falls for Capulet’s daughter (Juliet). The two marry in secret and find themselves at the centre of a city-wide feud.
A carnival setting creates the backdrop for the Fools’ fantastical take on the streets of Verona. Swords are paired with water pistols, and live music is played by a carnie barker with a megaphone. Audiences will be transported to an adolescent paradise of dangerous pleasure. Relive your teenage angst with the Fools this summer as they present the world’s favourite romance.
About the Team
Two of Ottawa’s favourite young actors play the bard’s star-crossed lovers: Norah Paton (whose one-woman show Burnt found national success) stars as Juliet, while Ottawa improv legend and Fools veteran Leslie Cserapy plays Romeo. Past Fools Kate Smith and Geoff McBride return in the roles of Lady and Lord Capulet. And Fools fan-favourite Kate McArthur (Sebastian/Maria from 2018’s Twelfth Night) also returns to play the roles of both Mercutio and the Nurse. Alongside her is a new Fool, Andrea Massoud, playing Benvolio.
When and Where?
The tour runs from July 2 to August 17, and you can find the full schedule at fools.ca after June 15. As in past years, there will be performances in McDonalds Corners and at The Herb Garden near Almonte. All of the shows are pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $20/person. The actors pass hats once the performance has concluded to collect donations.
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