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DATE: 06/16/2023 19:30

TIME: 7:30 pm



The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet is a “whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines — similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with if he ever had his way with the script” and a fun show for all ages.


The Shakespeare-inspired, Dr. Seuss-imagined comedy seems familiar with Romeo played by Zaiah Gray and Juliet played by Lydia Brown. The citizens of Verona also include Cooper Knapp as Tybalt, Kiegan MacFarlane as Benvolio, Nathaniel Osborne as Mercutio, and Dalton Wise as Paris. Shyla Dunn is the Nurse and Balthasar, Sylas Lawson the Prince and Gregory, Amalia Hubbard is the Servant and Samson, and Baleigh McKeehan is Abram and Prologue. Turning a little more seussified, Steve Baskett is Monk Larry, Lord and Lady Capitulate are played by Richard Albright and Zoe LaRue respectively, and Lord and Lady Monotone are played by Ned Zeiler and Everild Blackburn respectively. The Narrators are Brianna Butler and Kate Zeiler.


Director Kate Thomas-Denson is supported by stage manager Camille Gray, set designer Deanna Vanders, lighting designer Bennett Little, props artisan Rebecca Ryan, and master electrician Albert Tester.


Performance dates are Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm from June 16-25. Tickets are $12 with processing fees, with a price of $10 for seniors and students, and on sale now at www.TheatreBristol.org.


Theatre Bristol’s is pleased to present The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet as part of its family-friendly 58th season of ARTspace and Paramount shows, including Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Oklahoma!, The Diary of Anne Frank, Winnie-the-Pooh, A Christmas Carol, PLAYtime, and School of Theatre Arts classes and workshops.


The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet is by Peter Bloedel and presented by arrangement with Playscripts.


Founded in 1965 by Cathy DeCaterina, Theatre Bristol is a community theatre serving all ages that also has the distinction as the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee. Located on historic State Street in Bristol, it also serves southwest Virginia. Its Main Stage season consists of drama, comedy, and musical productions that take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is a volunteer-operated community organization and we invite you to get involved.

For more information, visit the Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email info@theatrebristol.org.

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