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2012-2013 Season Brochure
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Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare
Directed by: Kyle McClaran
Performances: August 25–September 17, 2011
The most beautiful and popular love story of all time comes to life as William Shakespeare weaves his classic tale of two star-crossed lovers amidst a whirlwind of desperation, love, hate, jealousy, confusion, passion, comedy, and despair unraveled against the beauty and splendor of romantic Verona, Italy!GARLAND CIVIC THEATRE CONTINUES "ROMEO AND JULIET"
[ At right: Ruby Westfall as Juliet, Robyne Gulledge as Juliet's Nurse, and Marilyn Twyman as Lady Capulet ]
Garland, Texas, September 8, 2011 - There are only 6 more opportunities to catch "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare at Garland Civic Theatre. The remaining performances are Friday through Sunday, September 9 - 17, 2011 at the Granville Arts Center, 300 North Fifth Street in downtown Garland. Tickets which are $22 for all performances are available by calling 972-205-2790 during regular business hours (10 to 4, weekdays).
Kyle McClaran is directing the production with an outstanding cast which includes Austen Anderson-Gorny as Romeo, Ruby Westfall as Juliet, Bradford Smith as Friar Lawrence, Patrick Lynwood Henry as Lord Capulet, Marilyn Twyman as Lady Capulet, Ryan M. Smith as Mercutio, Luke Meyer as Benvolio, Robyne Gulledge as Nurse, Emily Reyna-Hunt as Prince, Christian Whitley as Tybalt, Schuyler Roper as Paris, Robert Long as Bathazar, Duncan Rogers as Lord Montaque, Courtney Murphy as Lady Montaque, Allison Block as Gregory, Samantha LaBrada as Abram, Michaela Cortes as Peter, and Megan Hudlow as friend of Tybalt. Some cast members will double in other roles as well.
Perry Stewart of Theatre Jones wrote, "Austen Anderson-Gorny and Ruby Westfall strike genuine romantic sparks as the teen lovers of the title. When they meet at a masked ball it is infatuation at first sight. But the romance is doomed because their families are arch enemies. R. Bradford Smith contributes a journeyman performance as Friar Laurence, who secretly marries the star-crossed couple. Ditto Robyne Gulledge as Juliet's sweetly bawdy nurse. The dance sequences and sword fights, both staged by Ryan Matthieu Smith, are first-rate."
Chris Jackson of The Column wrote, "As Romeo, Austen Anderson-Gorny looks the role, and his fight with Tybalt played by Christian Whitley is a highlight of the show. It is athletic, going up and down stairs and all over the stage, and realistically violent. As close to the audience as the actors are in this theatre, that is no small feat thanks to the well-done fight choreography by Ryan Matthieu Smith."
Don't be one of those who say, "Oh, I wish I had seen the GCT production of "Romeo and Juliet". Call 972-205-2790 to reserve your tickets today.
Garland Civic Theatre is a member of American Association of Community Theaters and Texas Non-profit Theatres. Season sponsors include Garland Cultural Arts Commission and The Dallas Morning News. Underwriters include Linda Braga, Dunn and Dill, Dr. Lisa Garner, and Garland Power and Light. Visit the GCT website at www.garlandcivictheatre.org or call 972-485-8884 for additional information.
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