BPA announces cast for Romeo & Juliet

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) announces
Cast Selection for ROMEO & JULIET
Performances: July 13 – 29 at The Bloedel Reserve
The Bard at Bloedel: BPA’s 6th Annual Summertime Shakespeare performance

BPA announces the cast for William Shakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET, Bainbridge Performing Arts’ 6th Annual Summertime Shakespeare performance, appearing July 13 – 29 at The Bloedel Reserve.

Esteemed local director Kate Carruthers leads an ensemble of newcomers and BPA favorites, including Gavin Michaels (ROMEO), Keara Dooley (JULIET), Michala Hansen (LADY CAPULET), Connor Kinzer (TYBALT), Dylan Zucati (MERCUTIO), David Breyman (BENVOLIO), Kristi Ann Jacobson (NURSE), Gary Fetterplace (FRIAR), Victoria Brown (MONTAGUE / APOTHECARY), Jean Sleight (PARIS / SAMSON / CHORUS ), Citori Luecht (ROSALIND / BALTHAZAR / CHORUS), Kristopher Jones (GREGORY / PETER / CHORUS), Fred Saas (CAPULET), and Robert Craighead (PRINCE).

One of the Bard’s most popular romantic tragedies, ROMEO & JULIET centers on a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families that disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly — and fate causes them to take their own lives in despair.

Kate Carruther’s BPA directing credits include August: Osage County, Amadeus, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Kentucky Cycle, Distracted, Private Eyes, Arcadia, The Grapes of Wrath, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (2006), More Fun Than Bowling, Anton in Show Business, Art, and The Philadelphia Story. She directed Much Ado About Nothing, BPA’s 4th annual summertime Shakespeare performance, at The Bloedel Reserve in July 2016, and she is looking forward to directing Romeo & Juliet this summer.

Join us for The Bard at Bloedel and a dramatic summer evening suitable for all ages. Performances are July 13 – 29, Thursdays – Sundays, with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, July 12. All performances are at 7:00 p.m., and tickets are available now at 206.842.8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

BPA is excited to welcome Title Sponsor Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Media Sponsor KCTS 9 – Public Television for this production. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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