Romeo and Juliet

October 8 - November 13, 2021

Previews Oct. 6 & 7, 2021

We are thrilled to be re-opening the Mainstage season with Romeo and Juliet!  William Shakespeare's timeless tale of two star-crossed lovers and the feuding families who tear them apart, returns to the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company stage in all of its everlasting grandeur. Revel in lavish masked balls, rousing street brawls, tragic young love, and some of the most exquisite poetry ever penned, all in a beautiful Italian Renaissance setting. Fall in love again for the first time.

At this time, all ticketholders must be masked as well as show proof of a full COVID vaccination status OR provide a negative COVID test to enter The Otto M. Budig Theater. More details on the exact procedure will be shared with you before your performance.  Learn more in the Health and Safety section below.

Courtney Lucien*


Crystian Wiltshire*


Marcus Anthony

Tybalt/ Third Watch

Angelique Archer


Geoffrey Warren Barnes II*

Mercutio/ Second Watch

Gina Cerimele-Mechley


Arrianna Chai

Abraham’s Crew/Balthasar

Colleen Dougherty

Gregory/ Peter/ Paris' Page

Jeremy Dubin*

Lord Capulet

Tyren Duncan

Abraham/Friar John/First Watch

Candice Handy*


Sara Mackie*

Lady Capulet

Kelly Mengelkoch*

Friar Lawrence

Brianna Miller

Chorus/ Apothecary

Patrick Earl Phillips*

Paris/ Samson

Torie Wiggins*

Lady Montague

  • Darnell Pierre Benjamin


  • Samantha Reno

    Scenic Designer

  • Rainy Edwards

    Costume Designer

  • Justen N. Locke

    Lighting Designer

  • Jason Sebastian

    Sound Designer

  • Samantha Kaufman

    Intimacy Director

  • Gina Cerimele-Mechley

    Fight Director

  • Darnell Pierre Benjamin

    Dance Choregrapher

  • Elaine M. Cox


  • Jason Stewart*

    Stage Manager

  • Katie Mitchell*

    Assistant Stage Manager

  • Kate Bindus

    Production Manager

  • *Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Vaccination/Negative Test and Mask Audience Requirements (as of August 30, 2021)

At this time, all ticketholders must show proof of a full COVID vaccination status or provide a negative COVID test to enter The Otto M. Budig Theater.
• Option 1: Proof of Vaccination
Ticketholders 12 years of age or older may show proof of full COVID vaccination to enter accompanied by a photo ID.
• Option 2: Negative COVID PCR Test
Ticketholders 5 years of age or older may show proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance to enter.

All ticket holders are required to wear face masks fitting securely over their mouth and nose while inside The Otto M. Budig Theater.  Concessions will continue to be sold and patrons may lower their masks when actively eating and drinking.  Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted.

Learn more on our Health and Safety Updates page.

HEALTH AND SAFETY: Read our most updated Health and Safety information on this page. We will communicate more details about logistics and protocols for your visit to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at least two weeks before your show.

Learn more on our Health and Safety Updates page.

Show Design Sponsors:
Marcene and Jim Kinney

Wine Experience Partner:
1215 Wine and Coffee Lab

Opening Night Sponsors:
Glenn and Cass Plott


Romeo and Juliet is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.