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.
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
Director: Jamie Weeder