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MPC Theatre Presents "Romeo and Juliet"

Post Date:01/22/2019 12:15 PM

 Romeo and Juliet Feb 1 - Mar 10, 2019 (internal banner)


Romeo & Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Justin Matthew Gordon

Show Runs from February 21 - March 10, 2019

Tickets on Sale Now!

MPC Theatre presents an exciting new adaptation of Shakespeare's tale of teenage romance, passion and violence.  Juxtaposed between Elizabethan and modern times, this bold new rendition explores gender politics and identity, sexual agency, familial loyalty, and the intoxicating, dangerous beauty of love at first sight.  Featuring a prominently LGBTQ+ cast made up of professionals, community members, and MPC Theatre Arts students, this production celebrates Shakespeare's intent while embracing the universality of this classic, timeless tragedy.


-About the Director-

Director Justin Matthew Gordon is well prepared to helm this production, with its emphasis on intense classical drama and heart-stopping stage combat. Justin studied classical directing and acting at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England, during Mark Rylance's tenure as Artistic Director. While at the Globe, he studied under Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress Jane Lapotaire, as well as the Globe's Masters of Movement, Voice, and Elizabethan Stage Combat, working under teachers with the British Academy of Stage Combat. He completed his additional theatrical combat training with the Society of American Fight Directors and received his M.F.A. in Acting at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, training under a renowned faculty, including Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan. Justin’s classical work in regional theatre is extensive, including several seasons with the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. Locally, he has performed in and fight directed multiple seasons with Pacific Repertory Theatre's Carmel Shakespeare Festival, including their upcoming 2019 season. Justin is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Actors Equity Association, the Society of American Fight Directors, and SAG-AFTRA. He has been working out of the Monterey Peninsula since 2015, joining the MPC Theatre faculty in 2017, where he directed last year’s acclaimed and sold out production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

-About the Design Team-

The Design team includes Justin Matthew Gordon (Director)Doug Ridgeway (Scenic Designer), Eric Maximoff (Master Carpenter), Gloria C. Mattos Hughes and Ashley Tripp (Costume Designers), David Rigmaiden (Sound Designer ), Derek Duarte (Lighting Designer), Sarah Horn (Choreographer), and Alina Flanary (Stage Manager).

ABOUT THE MPC THEATRE CHARITABLE TRUST

The Monterey Peninsula Community Theatre Company Charitable Trust is an independent 501(c)(3) created to support the MPC theatre program by funding expenses not covered by the State educational budget. 


Performance Dates and Times
:

Romeo & Juliet previews Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 PM and opens Friday, February 22 at 7:30 PM. Performances run Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM from  February 21 through March 10. The first two Sunday matinées will include a post-show discussion.

 Day Date
Time
Details
Thursday
Feb 21
7:30 PM
Preview /Discount Thursday
Friday
Feb 22
7:30 PM
Opening night
Saturday
Feb 23
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Sunday
Feb 24
2:00 PM
Matinée with post show discussion
       
Thursday
Feb 28
7:30 PM
Discount Thursday
Friday
Mar 01
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Saturday
Mar 02
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Sunday
Mar 03
2:00 PM
Matinee
       
 Thursday Mar 07
7:30 PM
Discount Thursday
 Friday Mar 08
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
 Saturday Mar 09
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Sunday
Mar 10
2:00 PM
Matinée and final performance

Ticket Information:

For tickets visit our box office*, call (831) 646-4213 or purchase online.

Regular ticket prices are: $25 Adults, $22 Seniors, $15 Young Adults (16-21), Teachers & Military. Adults and seniors can purchase tickets 24 hours in advance for $20. Tickets to Thursday performances can be purchased at $12.50. Group discounts are available for parties of 15 or more.

Romeo & Juliet is a live theatrical performance containing intense violence and sexual themes, and is recommended for those of High School age and above. Infants, babes-in-arms, and children in strollers or carriers are not permitted in the theatre auditorium.

Please note: Campus Parking is required for Thursday evening performances and cost is $3.00.  Some kiosks take quarters, others only accept dollar bills.


*The MPC box office is open Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 3:00 - 7:00 pm and 2 hours prior to performancesFor more information contact the MPC Theatre Box Office 831-646-4244 or mpcboxoffice@mpc.edu