The Department of Theater presents ROMEO AND JULIET April 17-19

The Swarthmore College Department of Theater presents Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18 at 8 pm and Sunday, April 19 at 2 pm in the Frear Ensemble Theater, Lang Performing Arts Center (LPAC). This production is the Honors Directing Thesis of Jackie Avitabile ’09 and the Honors Lighting Design Thesis of Cara Arcuni ’09. Six versatile actors bring this classic play to life in an exploration of fate, human desire, and the forces beyond our control in our ecstatic journey from dust to dust.

Romeo & Juliet features performances by Judy Browngoehl ’09, Tayarisha Poe ’12, Natan Vega Potler ’11, Miriam Rich ’11, Isa St. Clair ’11 and Andrew VanBuren ’10. Jackie Avitabile ’09 will direct and Jessie Bear ’09 will serve as dramaturg. Designers include: Brian Grace-Duff (sets); Cara Arcuni ’09 (lights); Nick Kourtides (sound); Jane Tseng BMC ’09 (costume); Sara Jane Daley ’10 (props); and Logan Tiberi-Warner ’11 (make-up). Alison Flamm ’09 is stage manager.

The performances are free and open to the public without advance reservations. Each performance will be followed by a reception in LPAC lower lobby with the cast and crew of the production. For further information, contact Liza Clark at or call 610-328-8260.