Theater: Plays


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Opera House Arts
Judith Jerome, artistic dir.; Joan Jubett, dir.

Production Description

Casting "R&J" by Melody Bates to be performed in repertory with "Romeo and Juliet."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses and performs in ME.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $312/wk. Equity SPT Category 4 Contract.


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"R&J" begins with Act V of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and keeps going, with the famous lovers navigating a world where death isn’t necessarily the end. The play also takes up the story of the Searchers, mentioned in the Bard’s work as the cause of Friar John’s failure to get the message to Romeo of Juliet’s feigned death. These were historical characters, single women who dressed in white and lived apart, and were charged with examining all corpses for signs of the plague. Set against a historical backdrop of plague and global exploration, the play throws familiar (and some notso-familiar) characters together over the course of an apocalyptic twenty-four hours. Written in verse and equally inspired by Shakespeare and modern zombie movies, this world premiere play pushes the boundaries of theatrical humor and horror.