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.

Show Length: 150 min (including 1 intermission)

Content Advisory: This production contains Shakespearean innuendo and adult themes.

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

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.