A WORLD PREMIERE BY ROBERT CAISLEY
directed by Marc Geller
WHEN: Sneak previews begin May 4th and the play will run thru June 4th for this limited engagement. Opening night with reception is Saturday, May 6 and the play runs through June 4.
WHERE: New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch
Tickets are available at 732-229-3166 or online at www.njrep.org.
Idealistic young director Charlie Vaughn takes a position at a rural college campus and plans to stage a production of Romeo and Juliet—despite the suspicious eye of an old-school drama professor. When Charlie announces his decision to abide by Elizabethan custom and cast a 14-year-old boy as Juliet, he invites the wrath of Annie, an African-American student who believes she has paid her dues in the drama department and is passionately vying for the role. The three become embroiled in a conflict laced with unspoken motives, well-placed lies, and accusations of racism that parallel the greatest works of the Bard.
The cast includes Nadia Brown, John FitzGibbon, and Jacob A. Ware (L-R below).