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Thursday, October 27, 7:00 pm

From Tony Award-winners, The Acting Company

Thursday, October 27, 7:00 pm

Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Reserved seats: Adults – $48, $38, $28, $15. Students 18 and under – $15.
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Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner

William Shakespeare’s iconic and timeless Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest love stories in literature. The gripping drama spun out of the ancient grudge between two families makes Romeo and Juliet as relevant to modern society as it was to audiences four centuries ago. The star-crossed lovers follow their passion to the ultimate tragic end. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare offers some of the most glorious poetry ever written, spoken by complex and memorable characters, establishing the standard for all love stories written since. With gorgeous costumes and music, enchanting parties, moonlit nights, dank graveyards, and blood-strewn streets, The Acting Company’s fresh production breathes new life into this enduring tale.

Founded by Margot Hartley and legendary theater director, John Houseman, actors who have worked at The Acting Company, over the years, include Kevin Kline, Patti Lupone, Frances Conroy, Kevin Conroy, Keith David, Megan Gallagher, Jack Kenny, David Ogden Stires, Jeffrey Wright and Rainn Wilson.

Romeo and Juliet director, Leah C. Gardiner, is an Obie Award-winner known for the “incisive clarity” (The New York Times) of her work with physicality and text. After expanding into directing for television and screenwriting over the past 18 months she looks forward to directing Romeo & Juliet for The Acting Company, while in development on several commercial musicals.

Other work includes the critically acclaimed revival of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls… (The Public Theater – Lortel Award; Outer Critics honoree; five Antonyo Award wins; Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award noms; Times Critics Pick), If Pretty Hurts… by Tori Sampson (Playwrights Horizons – NY Times Critics Pick), and the premiere of Kevin Artigue’s Steinberg nominated Sheepdog (South Coast Rep).

Leah Gardiner has directed two Pulitzer Prize finalists, and countless other new plays by writers including Tanya Barfield, debbie tucker green, Dan Deitz and Anna Deveare Smith. Other credits include: the national tour of Wit with Judith Light; Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Houston Shakespeare Festival; Manhattan Theatre Club; Atlantic Theater Company; Soho Rep; NYSAF; Arena Stage; ACT; Berkeley Rep; Alliance; Baltimore Center Stage; Studio Theatre; CATF; Barrington Stage; Philadelphia Theatre Company.

As writer/director, credits include Cultures Collide, a play with music created exclusively for the U.S. Congress, produced by Sony Entertainment. As short film director: The Belle of New Orleans (Alliance Theatre) and WHY (Arena Stage/Flash Acts Festival). As a film producer: Mother of George starring Danai Gurira (Best Cinematography, Sundance). As an actor: playing herself in Ira Sachs’ Little Men opposite Greg Kinnear. Leah holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.F.A. in directing from the Geffen School of Drama at Yale.

“The major touring theater company of the United States.” – Mel Gussow, New York Times