Romeo and Juliet

Experience the Shakespearean tragedy of heartbreaking beauty

The UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts will present the passionate and tragic tale of warring families and young love, “Romeo and Juliet,” by William Shakespeare.  

The timeless masterpiece about civil and domestic strife, a divided community, and the doomed union of star-crossed lovers is a moving, provocative, eternally relevant work of art.  It has been referred to as the greatest love story of all time, or perhaps the most tragic.  “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-12 and 17-19 and Sunday matinees at 2 o’clock on Oct. 13 and 20 in Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts, 16th and Vine streets.

Set in Verona where the rival houses of Capulet and Montague have had a long-standing feud, “Romeo and Juliet” is Shakespeare’s famous tragedy of star-crossed lovers, filled with all the passion of young love. Underscored by ingenious wit and astonishing beauty, the play pits the bitterness of resentment against the intensity of romance. The play contains some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful and lyrical love poetry and is perhaps the finest celebration of the joys of young love ever written. 

Tickets go on sale online Monday, Sept. 30, at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts.  In-person and phone ticket sales begin Monday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. Box office hours are 1-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before show times.  Tickets are $6 for UWL students, $16 for other students and senior citizens, and $18 for others. For reservations, call the box office at 608.785.6696.

IF YOU GO:

WHO:  UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts

WHAT: “Romeo and Juliet”

WHERE: Toland Theatre, UWLCenter for the Arts, 16th and Vine streets

WHEN: 7: 30 p.m. Oct. 11-12 & 17-19 ; 2 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20

COST: Tickets are $6 for UWL students, $16 for other students and senior citizens, and $18 for others. Tickets go on sale online Monday, Sept. 30, at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts.  In-person and phone ticket sales begin Monday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. Box office hours are 1-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before show times. For reservations, call the box office at 608.785.6696.

Cast: Grant Latus, Noah Mastaglio, Tess Douty, Natalie Leek, Peter Lee, Nick Holland-Hayes, Corinne Kessler, Shane Flaningam, Beth Miller, Sarah Lambert, Even Medd, Emily Riebe, Alec Berchem, Jared Endres, Ronny Mickle, Maddie Stoffel, Emma Henry, Leah Williams, Steven Gage, Sarah Coppenbarger, Kyle Tanis, Gabe Ross, Delaney Scudella, Wriley Hoffner, Mykal Lake, Molly Carstensen and Aaron Hinz

Production team:  Greg Parmeter (Director), Megan Gunderson (Stage Manager), Michelle Collyar (Costume Designer), Mandy Kolbe (Scenic Designer), Ben Golden (Sound Designer), Hannah Steele (Lighting Designer) and Willie Pearson (Technical Director)