By Joe Calarco
Directed by George Ye
The Old Town Theatre
May 22nd through Jun 16th, 2013
Low-Priced Previews May 22nd - May 24th
After curfew, four repressed students in a parochial school for boys discover in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet a forbidden text that becomes more dangerous as they explore their pent-up energy and adolescent passion boiling under the surface. A hot-blooded and unique take on R&J.
"A vibrant new adaptation... pulsates with adolescent abandon..." ≠-NEW YORK TIMES
Dave Thomas Brown Student 3 (Mercutio)
Dave suffers from full blown Peter Pan syndrome and has absolutely no interest in a cure. He works with a variety of NYC theatre companies including; New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and The Flea Theatre. Recent credits include Romeo & Juliet (The Flea), Blogologues (Lively), At Loon Lake (American Globe), You're Sadder Than You Realize (Calliope Company). Dave is a voiceover actor for early education software programs and animated film. He is a proud graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, as well as a prime file member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre and company member of The Flea Theatre.
Christian Daly Student 1 (Romeo)
Christian Daly is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and is proud to return to Cygnet Theatre for a second time having previously appeared in Man of La Mancha. He is thrilled to be joined by three other NCSA alumni whom he has watched and looked up to since he was a freshmen. Off Broadway: Sex Tips for Straight Woman from a Gay Man, Tauris. Regional: Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, Loves Labour's Lost, A Street Car Named Desire. TV; One Life to Live, All My Children. Directed: Brothers Size, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train.
Tyler Lea Student 2 (Juliet)
Having made his New York depute in Emmy Award nominee Aron Eli Coleiteís The Family Room, Tyler is pleased to be making his west coast premiere at Cygnet Theatre. Additional credits include: Leo in The Little Foxes, Ed in You Canít Take it with You, and Robin Starveling in the W-S Symphony Orchestra and Gerald Freedman's A Midsummer Nightís Dream. Tyler is a graduate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. www.tylerlea.com
John Evans Reese Student 4 (Nurse/Tybalt)
Cygnet debut. Regional: Lord of the Flies (Barrington Stage Company), The Way of the World (Franklin Stage Compay), Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers (NRTC, Kennedy Center PTSF). New York: Way to Heaven (NYTimes Critic's Pick). Theatre: Master Harold...and the Boys, St. Joan, On the Razzle, Hamlet, Happy's Funeral, Twelfth Night, The Importance of Being Earnest. Film: Do Not Disturb (score by Danny Elfman), House. Training: NCSA, SCGSAH. Proud member of AEA.