June 3-5, 9-11, 2011
directed by Kevin Purcell
By William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young "star-cross'd lovers"[1] whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet and Macbeth, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.

Believed written between 1591 and 1595, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597. This text was of poor quality, and later editions corrected it, bringing it more in line with Shakespeare's original.

Lincoln Land Community College Theatre
Over The Moon Productions


Kevin Purcell is a founding member of Over the Moon Productions. In 2009 Kevin directed his own adaptation, "Shakespeare Shorts", at TIP. In Springfield, Kevin recently has directed "The Yellow Wallpaper", "Wit", "Sylvia" and a playreading of "Twelfth Night". In April 2011, Kevin is bringing Rob Clare (whose credits include Royal Shakespeare Co and Steppenwolf Theater) and Reiko Aylesworth (cast member of "24" Golden Globe-winning TV series) to train the "Romeo and Juliet" cast on "Acting Shakespeare". In 2009, Kevin studied Shakespeare Performance with Patsy Rodenberg (who has worked with Royal Shakespeare Co).


House of Montague

Lord Montague - Jim Hepworth
Lady Montague - Linda Snyder
Romeo - Jonah Walker
Benvolio - Jeremy Goeckner
Mercutio  - Joey Cruse
Abram - Kyle Hudson
Balthasar - Kyle Hudson
Abram/Balthasar - Alex Usherwood
Antonio Montague - Rachel Weber

House of Capulet

Lord Capulet - Zaxxson Nation
Lady Capulet - Aasne Vigesaa
Juliet - August Roy
Nurse - Linda Schneider
Petra - Sarah Steinhour
Tybalt - Connor McNamara
Sampson - Tucker Allen
Gregory -Brandon Petterson


Prince Escalus - Don Schneider
Paris - Forrest Sterling


Friar Lawrence - Tom Lawton
Nurse Understudy - Sarah Steinhour
Lady Capulet Understudy - Becca Loschen


April 23, 24 workshop with Rob Clare

Aasne and August Linda and August Rob and Aasne
Rob and August Workshop Atendees Workshop Atendees