Romeo and Juliet

by
William Shakespeare

Performed May 2012
(May 15-19 & 22-26, 2012)
at the Ron Maslin Playhouse
(10 performances: part of the regular season)

Directed by Tom Kobolak

CAST

ESCALUS Gordon Walls
MERCUTIO Les Cserepy
MAJOR PARIS Paul Behncke
ATTENDANT TO PRINCE Tracey Nash
Clare Flockton
MONTAGUE Gerry Thompson
LADY MONTAGUE Margaret Sullivan
ROMEO Jake William Smith
BENVOLIO Mark Bujaki
ABRAM Kyra Weichert
HENCHMAN Dayna MacDonald
CAPULET Bill Horsman
LADY CAPULET Sandra Wickham
JULIET Megan Carty
TYBALT Aaron Lajeunesse
NURSE Lorraine McInnis-Osborne
PETER Megan Cataford
SAMPSON Mark Bazerman
GREGORY Alexandra Isenor
FRIAR LAWRENCE Lionel King
SISTER MARIA Mackenzie Leach
APOTHECARY Gerry Thompson
NEWSGIRL Karoline Page

PRODUCTION STAFF

Production Manager Anna Lisa Bloom
Assistant Producer Catriona Malcolmson
Stage Manager Julie Clayton
Assistant Stage Manager Jacquie Blair
Nancy (Warner) Cormier
Set Design Jim Fritz
Set Construction Barry Caiger
Tony Francis
Jim Holmes
Brooke Keneford
Tom Kobolak
Earl McLaughlin
Set Painter Lindsay Allan
Carol Hussey
Susan V. Phillips
Set Decor Jim Fritz
Lighting Design Betty Francis
Steven Truelove
Lighting Assistant Ron Francis
Carol Hussey
Sound Mackenzie Leach
Sound Assistant Robert Fairbairn
Stewart Zeyl
Continuity Michèle Baddoo
Bev Brooks
Margrit Cattell
Voice Coach Mackenzie Leach
Properties Carol Hussey
Jewellery Design Renee Deschamps
Mask Design Sandy Wynne
Costumes Diane Lee Smith
Costumes Assistant Priyanka Acharekar
Margrit Cattell
Jane Clarke
Karoline Page
Caryl Pratt
Helen Weeden
Kathryn Young-Davies
Dresser Priyanka Acharekar
Sean Behncke
Melanie Bouchard
Bev Brooks
Margrit Cattell
Jane Clarke
Tina Esmaeili
Margaret Jones
Julia Lamperd
Susan Monaghan
Halia Osadca
Caryl Pratt
Gwendy Tolley
Sandy Wynne
Make-up Bev Brooks
Make-Up Assistant Shannon Bradbury
Tania Carriere
Lynda DeGuire
Tina Esmaeili
Andrea Fajrajsl
Shelley Jean Harrison
Christine Hollands
Martha Johnstone
Julia Lamperd
Suzanne McAllister
Jean Shepherd
Lorraine Thomas
Lisa Wagner-Boisvert
Hair Styling Carol Walkey
Choreographer Kendrick Abell
Tracey Nash
Fight Coordinator John Brogan
Jennifer Hurd
Chris McLeod
Green Room Manager Alison Cameron
Green Room assistant Anna Lisa Bloom
Melanie Bouchard
Tara Sisson
Publicity Susan V. Phillips
House Manager Don Lillico
Refreshments coordinator Nancy Baker
Whynn Bosnich
Programme Wendy Wagner
Box Office Eufron Williams
 
ROMEO AND JULIET
Fight Choreography by National Stage Combat Training Partners

Chorus/Escalus, Prince of Verona . . . . . . Gordon Walls
Mercutio, a young Verona nobleman . . . Leslie Cserepy
Major Paris, an Austrian Army Officer . . Paul Behncke
Attendants to the Prince/Mistresses . . . . . Tracey Nash
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clare Flockton

The House of Montague
Montague, head of a Veronese family
at feud with the Capulets . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Thompson
Lady Montague . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margaret Sullivan
Romeo, Montague's son . . . . . . Jake William Smith
Benvolio, Montague's nephew . . . . . . . Mark Bujati
Abram, a Servant to Montague . . . . Kyra Weichert
Montague Henchman . . . . . . . . . Dayna MacDonald

The House of Capulet
Capulet, head of a Veronese family
at feud with the Montagues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Horsman
Lady Capulet . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Wickham
Juliet, Capulet's daughter . . . . . . . . Megan Carty
Tybalt . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Lajeunesse
Nurse, a Capulet servant, Juliet's
foster-mother . . . . . . . . . Lorraine McInnis-Osborne
Peter, Chief Servant to the Capulets . . . . . Megan Cataford
Sampson / Capulet Servant . . . . . . . . Mark Bazerman
Gregory / Capulet Servant . . . . . . . . . Alexandra Isenor
Friar Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lionel King
Sister Maria . . . . . . . . . . Mackenzie Leach
An Apothecary, of Mantua . . . . . Gerry Thompson
A Newsgirl . . . . . . . . . . Karoline Page

DIRECTOR'S NOTE

Romeo & Juliet may be the best known love story in the English language, but it is much more: a story of failed marriages, desperation, villainy, betrayal, sudden violence and deep longing. It crackles with adventure: swords clash, clocks tick, crypts reek of bones, potions bubble, and blood is spilled. A young man rises to his feet and one of Shakespeare's greatest heroines is brought to life before us.

Kanata Theatre's artists, off stage and on, have worked with single-minded dedication on this production over numerous months. We've been joined by John Brogan, Chris McLeod and Jennifer Hurd of National Stage Combat Training Partners, who have readied our cast to cut, thrust and parry with safety, precision and panache, and their professionalism and good cheer are deeply appreciated. To them, and indeed to everyone who has given of their time and energy to Romeo and Juliet, to paraphrase the Prince: "All are heroes, all are saluted from the very rooftops".