Episode #4: Romeo & Mother Juliet
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About the Event
The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change. Will this spark a revolution or will division continue to tear through generations? Romeo & Mother Juliet, both mature adults with grandchildren, find a journey to new love.
Deep in the Louisiana bayou, an old bootlegger and a retired show girl finding love at first sight and the most unusual place...Mardi Gras party during prohibition sometime in the future. In this tragic tale of love, these beautiful elders, Romeo & Mother Juliet must fight their family’s generational feud. Mother Juliet’s daughter insistence to commit her in Dr. Paris’s senior care “clinic” drivers Mother Juliet to desperation. The goddess Erzuli and The Keeper of the Dead, Baron Samedi, both of Louisiana Hoodoo religion, vie for the souls of these two lovers as they play tug-of-war with the fates.
Their love was strong enough to bring them together…
but is there resolve deep enough to keep them from being pulled apart?
We want this work to be available to ALL, regardless of economic reality. Our sHort Shakes: Rebuilt program is designed to give free access to this work in perpetuity.
This performance will be free and viewable to the public June 26 on our YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQK5Zbz1oNi5XLOtjndIMtRs3gBhzQs-s
This production is created in partnership with The MacBeth Project, Sojourner Truth Multicultural Museum, Celebration Arts, Ma Series Arts, and Images Theatre Company.
The production features a full African American cast:
KT Masala...as Mother Juliet
Terry Moore...as Romeo,
BJ Nash...as Priestess Laurence,
Christian McLaurin (SB The Moor)...as Dr. Paris/Baron Samedi,
Gerry (GOS) Simpson...as Benvolio,
William Schmidt...as Tybalt,
Carla Fleming...as Big Mama,
Monique Crawford...as Mercutio,
Tammie Denyse...as Lady Capulet,
Corey Winfield...as Lord Capulet.
With music provided by Charles Cooper (Artistic Dir./Images Theater Co.)