ROSE VALENCIO, LADY CAPULET: Age range: on the cusp of 14 years old, from the country, fresh, eager to please, with budding sexuality, to a 30- year-old Lady of Verona.
LORD MONTAGUE: Age ranges from a young man of Verona, early twenties to mid-thirties. He is handsome and makes light of the world.
LORD CAPULET: A man of Verona; older man. Formal, sullen, controlled.
NURSE: Age ranges from mid-thirties to late fifties. Proper where Rose and the family are concerned but possesses a bawdy nature of her own.
LUCIO VALENCIO: Rose’s loyal older brother; age ranges from early- twenties to mid-30s.
TYBALT: A young man of 22. This part should be doubled by the actor who plays LORD MONTAGUE.
PRINCE OF VERONA: Any voice from any actor.
Reading: Turn to Flesh Productions, July 15, 2018;
Production: Barefoot Shakespeare Company, Central Park, NYC, Aug 22-Sept 1, 2019.
Virtual Productions: Barefoot Shakespeare/CreateTheater, 9/21/20; Norwalk Library, Jan 28, 2021; WHAM Festival Goddard Riverside 3/25-4/4, 2021
“Tantalizing” “Maybe [Shakespeare] had one this whole time and just kept it to himself…it’s a juicy one…” –RoundtheWorldStage.com
“Melissa Bell reimagines the life of Juliet’s mother in the years before the events of Romeo & Juliet in this classical prequel.” –Time Out NY
A short video presentation can be seen here – Lady Capulet – 2021 Sizzle Reel – YouTube
Approximately 100 minutes
Preview available here