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Shakespeare in the Park

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Sauk Valley Community College and the Woodlawn Arts Academy present Shakespeare's Romeo and JulietThank you to Savant Capital Management, the title sponsor of this event.

The Show:
Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's age old tale of two star crossed lovers, is one known to all of us. We read it in high school and have heard it referenced in countless books, movies, and television programs. See this moving tale of love, loss, friendship, family, and hatred this summer outdoors on the backlawn of the Woodlawn Arts Academy. Embrace the romance and experience the heartache along with some of literature and theatre's most famous characters. Young lovers, protective parents, tragedy, comedy, sacrifice, and sword fights- this play has something for everyone.

This year Shakspeare in the Park will not only be selling water at each show but audiences can also purchase a cheese and cracker plate and/or dessert plate. Audiences may also bring their own food and drink including adult beverages. 

Kids Camp:
Children can once again take part in Shakespeareience!, a kids camp offered during all performanes of the show. Cost is $10 per child; discounts are available for families with more than one child interested in participating in the camp. 

Cast List:
Lord CapuletTim Boles
Lady CapuletSuzie Branch
JulietHannah Matheney
NurseEmily Sheaffer
Tybalt Kevin Tumleson
SampsonMatt Hughes
GregorySam Twining
ClownManuel Cervantes

Lord MontagueEd Davis
RomeoAlex Rodriguez
BenvoliaTori Duffin
AbrahamWesley Blankenbehler 
BalthasarEli Murray

PrinceNathan Green
ParisRyan Elmendorf
MercutioPeter Balser
Page to ParisManuel Cervantes

Friar LaurenceKraig Schweiss
ApothecaryWesley Blankenbehler
Friar JohnDoug Smith

CitizensClarissa Worcester 

Dallas Adams
Ben Thornton 

Production Team:
Director: Anna K. Kurtz
Fight Director: Matthew P. McKay
Stage Manager: Anna Micale
Assistant SM: Michael Farringer
Set Designer: Tim Boles
Costume Designers: Faith Morrison and 
Ashley Frye
Props Designer: Kaitlin Hailey



Tickets for the Shakespeare in the Park are FREE! Chairs are not available. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Audiences may also bring food and drinks including adult beverages.