Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Christina Rose Ashby
June 22nd- July 14th, 2024

With Isabella Chang, Maurice Chinnery, Nicholas-Tyler Corbin*, Mace Cowart, Ariel Diaz-Beato*, Jessica Giannone, Roger Lipson*, Isabel Middleton-Watts, Patrick Allen Moore, Cristina Obando Sanchez*, Kathleen Regan*, Haliya Roberts and Lorenzo Scott*
*Appearing courtesy of AEA

An emotionally driven outdoor reimagining of Shakespeare's timeless love story. Director Christina Rose Ashby uses the Central Park lawn and a diverse cast to create a modern and violent Verona where, impossibly, two young lovers discover a feeling that soars above family hatred.

A glance. A touch. A stolen moment. 

All amidst the violence and hatred of a city torn apart.

Their love, found unexpectedly, courses through every part of them.

But this moment will not allow such things.

Perhaps that which is eternal can endure…

Assistant Director: Sarah Connolly
Production Stage Manager: Olivia Martin
Assistant Stage Manager: Carly Baker
Costume Designer: Stefanie Genda
Associate Costume Designer: Kim Griffin
Props Designer: Deb Gaouette

Fight Choreography: Vanessa Wendt
Music Director: Thomas Burns Scully
Dance Choreographer: Shanise Dews
Intimacy Choreographer: Becca Canziani
Production Manager/Associate Producer: Rachael Langton
Associate Producer: Amy Lau Croyle
Original Artwork: Stefano Imbert

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Location

Central Park
The lawn just inside 69th Street and Central Park West
Enter at 69th Street


Meet the Creative Team:

Christina Rose Ashby (Director) is an Alaskan theater artist living in Brooklyn. Christina specializes in new work creation and the reimagining of classics. Select past credits include "The Dog Show" (Player's Theater,) "Petunia's Playhouse Live!" (New Ohio,) "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" (IRT Theater,) and a 24-hour retelling of "As You Like It" at Summit Rock. Christina's devised retelling of the Alice stories, Are You Alice: A New Wonderland Tale, had a successful two week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019 where it received acclaim from artistic luminaries, Neil Gaimon and Amanda Palmer. Christina produces her own devised works, along with the works of others, through her theater company, Permafrost Theatre Collective. Past Boomerang Theater collaborations include assisting Philip Emeott in Richard III in 2013 and directing a staged reading of "Their Great Magic" by Terence Patrick Hughes. MFA in directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. Instagram @christinaroseashby www.christinaroseashby.com

 

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