Theatre Season Wraps Up with Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'

Theatre Season Wraps Up with Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'
Christopher Davis is Romeo and Stephanie Soukup plays Juliet.

The timeless tale of star-crossed lovers is told at Cal Poly Pomona's main stage theatre in its production of “Romeo and Juliet.”

The Shakespeare play will be presented May 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. in Building 25. There will be matinee performances on May 12 and 13 at 10 a.m., and May 17 at 2 p.m.

The department will stage a full-fledged production, with student-actors donned in traditional Renaissance costumes and Elizabethan scenery and props.

Many of the student-actors are fully versed in Shakespearean language, having performed at the university's Southern California Shakespeare Festival — a professional repertory theatre company dedicated to nurturing artists and enriching the diverse community of the Inland Empire.

“We have strong actors who can tell this universal story of hate and love,” says Linda Bisesti, director and associate professor of theatre, who has appeared in multiple film and television roles.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact the Theatre Box Office at (909) 869-3800.