by Melissa Bell
What caused the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets? LADY CAPULET, a prequel to Romeo and Juliet, follows the story of Rose from country girl to lady of Verona and explores the betrayal, revenge and manipulations that set the Houses of Capulet and Montague against one other in a time where the influence of family, money, power and gender determine everything.
Using evocative language, Melissa Bell asks large questions about women’s place in the culture today through a Shakespearean lens with a strong female lead.
Presented as a staged reading as part of the New Works Series on Monday, May 1, at 7pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center.
Featuring: ANDREA GOLDMAN as Rose, Lady Capulet; TWINKLE BURKE as the Nurse; TYLER GARDELLA as Lord Montague; KYLE MINSHEW as Lucio Valencio; MICHAEL WIENER as Lord Capulet and CHRIS HALEY reads stage directions
CRISTINA LUNDY (Rape of Lucrece, New York Shakespeare Exchange) directs.
Photos by Emily Hewitt
"great premise" --Audience response
"A great stand-alone piece as well as a prelude to R&J" --Audience response
"remarkably absorbing, Bravo!" --Audience response