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A Commedia
Romeo and Juliet

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A Commedia
Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's greatest love story
by DC's biggest fools

Now on Tour!

Find out when this show will be
coming near you, HERE.

Praise for A Commedia Romeo and Juliet:

"Cheerfully rough-hewn", says The Washington Post,
with "capering, roughhousing physicality"

Washington City Paper calls the show
"genius", "ingenius" and "splendidly physical"

DC Theatre Scene says the show is,
"a refreshingly old-school classic with modern-day flair"
with "Muppet-level doses of energy"

"howlingly good", raves Shakespeareances.com,
"a pitch-perfect performance"

•Next Performance•

A Commedia Romeo and Juliet
to your theatre or school today!

Romeo and Juliet, the classic story of two young lovers divided by a family feud, borrows heavily from the tradition of the Italian Comedy. This high-octane version, featuring five actors in a one-hour cutting, brings physical spectacularity to Shakespeare's poetry and highlights tragedy by juxtaposing it with humor.

A Commedia Romeo & Juliet is now on tour, after a sold-out, Helen Hayes Awards Recommended© run at DC’s Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint. Bring this critically-acclaimed production to a theatre or school near you by emailing tour@factionoffools.org.

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Running time: approx. 60 minutes; Appropriate for ages 9 and up.

Presented by Faction of Fools Theatre Company

Text by William Shakespeare

Directed and Choreographed by Matthew R. Wilson*
Adapted by Paul Reisman* & Matthew R. Wilson*

Created and Originally Performed by
Gwen Grastorf
Drew Kopas^
Toby Mulford^
Paul Reisman*
Eva Wilhelm^

Scenic Design by Daniel Flint
Costume Design by Lynly Saunders
Sound Design by Thomas Sowers
Music Composed by Jesse Terrill
Masks by Aaron Cromie

Originally produced in Jan – Feb 2012 at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint
with Lighting Designer Sarah Tundermann, Production Stage Manager Miriam Yoder,
and Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Conte