Hanna Numinen as Mercutio, Brian McDonald as Benvolio and Ezra Brooks-Planck as Romeo. Photo by Jeffrey Butler.

Hanna Numinen as Mercutio, Brian McDonald as Benvolio and Ezra Brooks-Planck as Romeo. Photo by Jeffrey Butler.

Romeo & Juliet

“If love be rough with you, be rough with love;  Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down….” - Mercutio, Romeo & Juliet.

In the winter of 2016, UPShakes’ heated up the Upper Peninsula a notch with Romeo & Juliet.

The company wildly tore into the most dangerous love story ever told- full of primal passion, timeless tragedy, stars crossing and bro’s brawling—Romeo & Juliet (and friends) took their audience on quite a ride… offering a variety of feelin’s for both the hot- and cold-hearted.

This production featured guest performances by Michael Waite, John Gillette & Sarah Mittlefehldt, Cory Russell, Grace Louise Phillips, Rebecca Kraemer and Melissa Neal.

Cast:

  • Romeo: Ezra Brooks-Planck

  • Juliet: Eliisa Gladwell

  • Nurse/Lady Montague/Apothecary: Jessica “Red” Bays

  • Lady Capulet: Monica Nordeen

  • Capulet: Christopher Scott Leith

  • Montague/Paris: Conway McLean

  • Benvolio: Brian McDonald

  • Mercutio/Prince: Hanna Numinen

  • Tybalt: Brady Skewis

  • Friar Lawrence: John Sarkela

  • Friar John/Peter: Elise Wixtrom

Production:

  • Director: Jamie Weeder