Romeo and Juliet

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The Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, directed by Associate Artistic Director Gus Krieger. "The absolute highest levels of poetry, literature, and popular storytelling come together for 'the two hours' traffic' of Romeo and Juliet," says Krieger. "It's an honor to direct what we hope will be an innovative yet faithful interpretation of this timeless text."

Will Block and Rachel Seiferth will take on the titular roles; filling out the ensemble are Ted Barton, Michael Bigley, Thomas Bigley, Dana DeRuyck, Allison King, Lauren Jean Lee, Evan Lipkin, Nick Neidorf, Amanda Noriko Newman, and Jordann Zbylski.

Fresh off the internationally-acclaimed festival run of his sophomore feature film My Name is Myeisha, Gus Krieger assumes the Whitmore director's chair for the first time since the world premiere of Sherlock Through the Looking-Glass in 2013. Having previously directed his original stageplay Deity Clutch for the Porters in 2011, as well as Shakespeare's Macbeth in 2008, Krieger divides his time between film and theatre, and is thrilled to be returning to the boards of North Hollywood.

Porters Production Manager and frequent collaborator Alicia Patterson will serve as Assistant Director; the production will operate under the stage management of MacKenzie Larsen-Smith.

Romeo and Juliet will be the Porters' thirtieth production along the road to completing Shakespeare's canon.

Opening Saturday, November 2nd, running Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, closing December 1st.

Presented at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center
11006 W Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Reviews

So that tells you right off this production is exciting! More, and this could use lots of emphasis, the leads and several key characters end up emerging from some very fine performances. We believe Romeo and Juliet are not only in love, but we believe their full context of their characters' lives.

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - ...read full review


Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been performed zillions of times, in many different styles. The Porters of Hellsgate production blends traditional with modern, has a few gender crossovers, and…it works!

The direction by Gus Krieger is energetic and exciting, and the actors are spot-on. Shakespeare isn’t always easy to perform or understand, but this troupe roped the audience in with their clarity and exuberance. Los Angeles has a plethora of acting ensembles, and this group ranks among the best.

sweet - Laura Voeth - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


The Porters of Hellsgate are nothing if they are not shrewd and this production is a beautiful, billowy, intoxicating, rollicking, heartfelt interpretation of one of the most beloved stories ever told.

They followed the language, they worshipped the story and left the actors to tear our hearts out with abandon. It’s a wonderful production with no coyness, no smirks, no 'lessness.’

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


So that tells you right off this production is exciting! More, and this could use lots of emphasis, the leads and several key characters end up emerging from some very fine performances. We believe Romeo and Juliet are not only in love, but we believe their full context of their characters' lives.

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - ...read full review


Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been performed zillions of times, in many different styles. The Porters of Hellsgate production blends traditional with modern, has a few gender crossovers, and…it works!

The direction by Gus Krieger is energetic and exciting, and the actors are spot-on. Shakespeare isn’t always easy to perform or understand, but this troupe roped the audience in with their clarity and exuberance. Los Angeles has a plethora of acting ensembles, and this group ranks among the best.

sweet - Laura Voeth - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


The Porters of Hellsgate are nothing if they are not shrewd and this production is a beautiful, billowy, intoxicating, rollicking, heartfelt interpretation of one of the most beloved stories ever told.

They followed the language, they worshipped the story and left the actors to tear our hearts out with abandon. It’s a wonderful production with no coyness, no smirks, no 'lessness.’

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review