West Allis Players, "Romeo and Juliet"--forthcoming
I auditioned for the West Allis Players' production of "Romeo and Juliet", and have been cast as "old Capulet" (or "Lord Capulet," Juliet's father, a part I was pleased to get. Being a Shakespeare purist, I wasn't quite as pleased to find out we are using an abridged script, which cuts the show down to two hours long. However, it has all the "good parts," the cast seems good, and I hope to have fun with it. It's being directed by Mary Beth Topf, whom I've worked for quite a bit in the past, including on "Taming of the Shrew" and "Beauty and the Beast," and I think she's very good. Also, for the first time, I'm in the same show as friends Lily (Apothecary), James (John the messenger), and Briana Sullivan (Chorus), so that's a plus as well.
The show will go on at the usual venue, West Allis Central High School, Friday and Saturday nights, October 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th, and one Sunday matinee, October 13th.