Summer Reps 2024

Summer Reps 2024

JULY 17 – 27
Klein Theatre

The Shakespeare Theatre Company Academy is a Master of Fine Arts program that trains actors to work with classical language and embody mythic storytelling. After completing a one-year intensive program of coursework spanning classical text study, stage combat, and more, the class of 2024 performs two plays in repertory as the culmination of their training.

For the first time in our 24 years as a program, STC Academy is delighted to bring their Repertory productions to the mainstage at the Klein Theatre. This is classical work in its purest form: energetic and lean, with a focus on actors, language, and story.

Tickets are $20 for the general public.

Romeo and Juliet

Directed by Alec Wild
By William Shakespeare

What makes a tale timeless? It’s the sense that even over centuries, human beings grapple with the same big problems, again and again. Romeo and Juliet deals with two lovers at odds with the expectations and biases of their families, and shows us the tragic consequences of failing to see our loved ones with clear eyes and full hearts. A story of love, loyalty, and the desperate measures we take when we’re ruled by our passions, Romeo and Juliet stands the test of time as a true classic.

 

Performance Dates 

July 17 at 6pm
July 20 at 8pm
July 23 & 25 at 7:30pm
July 27 at 8pm

The Rover or The Banish’d Cavaliers 

Directed by Eleanor Holdridge
By Aphra Behn

Virginia Woolf wrote of Aphra Behn, “All women together ought to let flowers fall on the tomb of Aphra Behn…For it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.” The first English woman to earn her living openly as a writer, Behn wrote The Rover in 1655, and won great acclaim for its bawdiness, fun, and daring.

Taking place during Carnival in Spain, The Rover deals with sexual intrigue, mistaken identities, and uncontrollable desire as the characters struggle to find love and societal acceptance. The story reminds us that even in the 17th-century, women were fighting for agency, freedom, and equality.

 

Performance Dates 

July 18 at 6pm
July 21 & 24 at 7:30pm
July 26 at 8pm
July 27 at 2pm

Cast

Cheryl Aiello
Cheryl Aiello
Prince, Romeo and Juliet & Moretta, The Rover
Jon Beal
Jon Beal
Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet & Willmore, The Rover
Clint Blakely
Clint Blakely
Romeo, Romeo and Juliet & Frederick, The Rover
Jacob Brandt
Jacob Brandt
Lord Montague, Romeo and Juliet & Belville, The Rover
Katrina Clark
Katrina Clark
Lady Capulet, Romeo and Juliet & Angellica, The Rover
Brett Earnest
Brett Earnest
Friar Lawrence, Romeo and Juliet & Ned Blunt, The Rover
Jenna Hochkammer
Jenna Hochkammer
Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet & Florinda, The Rover
Sadie Koopman
Sadie Koopman
Juliet, Romeo and Juliet & Lucetta, The Rover
Andrew Mitakides
Andrew Mitakides
Capulet, Romeo and Juliet & Don Antonio, The Rover
Ari Post
Ari Post
Paris, Romeo and Juliet & Don Pedro, The Rover
Alexander Rubin
Alexander Rubin
Peter/Apothecary, Romeo and Juliet & Sancho, The Rover
Britney Verria
Britney Verria
Lady Montague, Romeo and Juliet & Hellena, The Rover
Samantha Winters
Samantha Winters
Nurse, Romeo and Juliet & Callis/Sebastian, The Rover
Alexandria Grigsby
Alexandria Grigsby
Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet & Valeria, The Rover

Full Cast List

Prince, Romeo and Juliet & Moretta, The Rover: Cheryl Aiello
Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet & Willmore, The Rover: Jon Beal
Romeo, Romeo and Juliet & Frederick, The Rover: Clint Blakely
Lord Montague, Romeo and Juliet & Belville, The Rover: Jacob Brandt
Lady Capulet, Romeo and Juliet & Angellica, The Rover: Katrina Clark
Friar Lawrence, Romeo and Juliet & Ned Blunt, The Rover: Brett Earnest
Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet & Florinda, The Rover: Jenna Hochkammer
Juliet, Romeo and Juliet & Lucetta, The Rover : Sadie Koopman
Capulet, Romeo and Juliet & Don Antonio, The Rover : Andrew Mitakides
Paris, Romeo and Juliet & Don Pedro, The Rover: Ari Post
Peter/Apothecary, Romeo and Juliet & Sancho, The Rover : Alexander Rubin
Lady Montague, Romeo and Juliet & Hellena, The Rover : Britney Verria
Nurse, Romeo and Juliet & Callis/Sebastian, The Rover : Samantha Winters
Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet & Valeria, The Rover: Alexandria Grigsby

Artistic Team