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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

Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint
Jan 12 – Feb 4, 2012

This show is now touring!
Find out when it will be
coming near you, HERE.

"Cheerfully rough-hewn", says The Washington Post,
with "capering, roughhousing physicality".
Full Review HERE!

Washington City Paper calls the show
"genius", "ingenius" and "splendidly physical"
Read the full review HERE!

DC Theatre Scene says the show is,
"a refreshingly old-school classic with modern-day flair"
with "Muppet-level doses of energy"
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"howlingly good", raves Shakespeareances.com,
"a pitch-perfect performance"
Read the full review, HERE!

Read DC Theatre Scene's feature story
on A Commedia Romeo and Juliet, HERE!

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.

Jan 12 - Feb 4, 2012
Thu, Fri, Sat @ 8pm // Sun @ 3pm

*Added Show: Sat. 2/4 @ 3pm*

Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint
916 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Running time: approx. 70 minutes; Appropriate for ages 9 and up.
Special Industry Night: Mon, Jan 30 @ 7pm
Interpreted performances: Jan 27 @ 8pm & Jan 29 @ 3pm.
All performances ASL interpreted
Presented by Faction of Fools Theatre Company

Text by William Shakespeare

Conceived and Directed by Matthew R. Wilson

Created and 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
Lighting Design by Sarah Tundermann
Masks by Aaron Cromie

Stage Managed by Miriam Yoder
Assistant Stage Managed by Sarah Conte

Produced by Tyler Herman and Sarah Wilson