ShakesBEER: Romeo & Juliet

“All bets are off when a group of professional performers come together to blur lines (and their vision) between audience and actor through America’s oldest pastime: drinking.

Can forbidden love survive feuding families?
Bar brawls, drinking games and drama come together for an interactive exploration of the best and worst parts of Shakespeare’s most iconic work.

Saturday January 28, 2017 — one show only.

Doors open at 7:30 PM
Show starts at 8 PM

This is a BYO event with libations available onsite by donation.

This gender-bent production critiques old notions of proper behavior and brings together some of Philadelphia’s finest talent including…

Romeo – Minou Pourshariati
Juliet – Terrell Green
Capulet – Anita Marie Holland
Lady Capulet – Jennifer Summerfield
Benvolio/Friar John – Sarah Knittel
Montague/Friar Lawrence – Christina May
Peter/Abraham/Balthasar – Pratima Agrawal
Mercutio/Emcee – Katherine Perry
Nurse/Samson – Matt McWilliams
Tybalt – Jenna Kuerzi
Paris/Gregory – Damien Figueras
Prince/Apothecary – Robin Stamey

Romeo & Juliet is presented as part of MTC’s ShakesBEER series, a quarterly program presenting readings of classic texts with a beer in hand. Shamus Hunter McCarty returns to direct after previously creating ShakesBEER: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and ShakesBEER: Comedy of Errors.”