Romeo & Juliet | Cumston Hall Dates October 11-13, 2019
Tour Dates October 8-26

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dawn McAndrews

The most famous love story in the world, Romeo & Juliet follows two star-crossed lovers from love at first sight to eternal life hereafter. Caught tragically between two feuding families, alike in dignity and in enmity, Shakespeare’s immortal young lovers try to fashion a new world amid the violence of the old, but cataclysmic choices and tragic twists propel them toward a final confrontation with fate.

Cumston Hall Schedule
Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 1:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Production Team

Dawn McAndrews
Jim Alexander
Set and Lighting Designer
Elizabeth Rocha
Costume Designer
Michael Dix Thomas
Fight Director


Paul Haley
Capulet/ Friar/ Mercutio
Ellen Magee
Juliet/ Benvolio
Charles Stewart, Jr.
Prince/ Paris/ Tybalt/ Apothecary
Wendy Way
Nurse/ Peter/ Balthazar
Erin Christine Walsh
Romeo/ Lady Capulet

Theater at Monmouth’s production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

This season, Theater at Monmouth’s Shakespeare in Maine Communities Tour brings classic literature to students across Maine with an 80-minute version of Romeo & Juliet. The text was adapted to streamline the plot and help students connect more strongly to Shakespeare’s verse, themes, and relevance to a modern audience. Shakespeare in Maine Communities’ workshops and extended residencies offer students the opportunity to study, explore, and view classic literature through performance.

TAM’s Education Tours and complimentary programming challenge learners of all ages to explore the ideas, emotions, and principles contained in classic texts and to discover the connection between classic theatre and our modern world.

Teacher Resource Guide articles and activities were developed to help students form a personal connection to the play before attending the production; Common Core-aligned activities are included to explore the plays in the classroom before and after the performance.

The best way to appreciate Shakespeare is to do Shakespeare. That means getting students up on their feet and physically and vocally exploring his words. Using performance-based activities will help students to build a richer understanding of the text and identify with the characters and conflicts in the plays.