Romeo and Juliet
Written by Willian Shakespeare
Directed by Adriana Baer

The Riverside Theatre
91 Claremont Avenue
Between 120th & 122nd Streets

Scenic Design: Stephen Dobay
Light Design: Paul Toben
Costume Design: Kevin Thacker
Sound & Music Design: Matthew Walsh & Brandon Wolcott
Fight & Movement Choreography: Casey Robinson
Hair and Makeup Design: Adrienne Giffen
Assistant Set & Props Design: Brian Bené
Dramaturg: Emily Madison
General Manager: Jill Bernard
Company Manager: Alona Fogel
Production Stage Manager: D Westerholm
Assistant Stage Managers: Steven Rowe & Michelle Cote
Assistant Director: Phil Gates


Romeo: Ian McNeely
Montague: Dennis Paton
Lady Montague: Elizabeth Romanski
Benvolio: Philip Mutz*
Abraham: Patrick Barrett
Juliet: Linnea Wilson
Capulet: Philip Callen*
Lady Capulet: Laurie Schroeder*
Nurse: Eileen DeSandre*
Tybalt: Ben Newman*
Peter: Ben Williams*
Sampson: Asher Bailey
Gregory: Jonathan Horvath*
Prince: Michael Markham
Mercutio: Max Woertendyke*
Paris: Moses Villarama*
Friar Laurence: Marty Brown*
Apothecary: Asher Bailey
Friar John: Jonathan Horvath*

* Member of Actors' Equity Association

Vibrant. Muscular. Raw. First love thwarted by a violent community blinded by ego and pride. A fated young couple fight for what they know is right. Visceral physicality and urgent, energetic use of language are brought to the forefront in this passionate production of Shakespeare's most popular love story.

Adriana Baer's directing credits include Woyzeck (Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Best Direction), The Maids, and No Exit at The Cutting Ball Theater (San Francisco) where she was the Associate Artistic Director during the 2004-2007 seasons. During her tenure at The Cutting Ball, the company received four "Best of San Francisco" awards, including one for No Exit. Other directing credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, The Seagull, The Hairy Ape, Miss Julie, and Girls in Uniform. She has also directed a number of new play premiers including Tender was the Night by Jeffrey James Keyes and The Suicide of the Glutton by Jason Platt.

She has worked with The Public Theater, Theater Communications Group, American Conservatory Theater (assistant director to Mark Lamos), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, SF Circus Center/Pickle Circus, California Shakespeare Theater (assistant director to Sharon Ott), and Bay Area Playwrights Foundation. Most recently, Adriana Assistant Directed for Libby Appel at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and for Robert Woodruff on Opera Boston’s Madame White Snake. This fall, she will travel with the production to the Beijing International Music Festival.

Adriana received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, has studied intensively in Berlin, and is in her final year of the MFA Directing program at Columbia University chaired by Anne Bogart. She is an Associate Artist at The Cutting Ball Theater and a member of the Old Vic New Voices Network.

Photos by Carol Rosegg.

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