LINCOLN, IL — Lincoln College Theatre proudly presents Romeo and Juliet November 4 through November 7 in the Johnston Center for Performing Arts on the Lincoln College campus. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Audience members are invited to join the cast after the first performance on November 4 for an opening night celebration.
Tickets for the play are $7 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and $1 for LC students. Seating is very limited for this show. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling the Lincoln College Box Office at (217) 735-7280.
Set in Verona as the city burns under the summer’s heat. The longtime feud between the Montague and Capulet families rises and disrupts Verona’s summer. The Princess decrees: if Montague or Capulet again disrupts the peace, lives will answer to the law. Violence stains Verona’s streets as the feud escalates. Against this horror, Shakespeare sets Romeo and Juliet, a tale of true love found and tragically lost within a cycle of hatred.
Student cast members include Isaiah Denton as Peter, Charles Irby as Romeo and Abraham, Madelyn Thomas as Juliet and Balthazar, Ryan Huggins as Benvolio, Romero Stancle as Tybalt, Kacy Clady as Mercutio and Frier John, Rondale Gray as Old Capulet, Breanne Echols as Lady Capulet, Lauren Stanfield as a nurse, Dre Grant as Old Montague and a musician, Elise Cordes as Lady Montague and a musician, India Stoddard as Princess Eskalus, and Devin McIntire as Countie Paris. Martin Holden, faculty member in the theatre department, will play the roles of Frier Laurence and Sampson.
This show is directed by Kenneth Z. Kendall, Lead Faculty for Theatre at Lincoln College.