Chicago Shakes Has “Romeo and Juliet” Cast and Designers

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced the cast and design team for the Barbara Gaines-directed production of “Romeo and Juliet.”

The cast features Edgar Miguel Sanchez and Brittany Bellizeare as the star-crossed young lovers, joined by a cast of 25, which includes Nate Burger (Mercutio), Cage Sebastian Pierre (Benvolio), Sam Pearson (Tybalt), Betsy Aidem (Nurse), Darlene Hope (Friar), James Newcomb (Mr. Capulet), Lia D. Mortensen (Mrs. Capulet), Dale Rivera (Mr.Montague), Brianna Buckley (Mrs. Montague), Julian Parker (Paris), Amir Abdullah (Chief of Police), Byron Coolie (Balthazar), Jaq Seifert (Apothecary), and Danielle Davis (Peta), with Bobby Bowman, Rasell Holt, Kearstyn Keller, Claire Lostutter, Maria Clara Ospina, Alex Perez, Laura Quiñones, Zac Richey, and Madelynn Joy Stuenkel in the ensemble.

Pictured: Cast of Chicago Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

The creative team includes Scenic Designer Scott Davis, Costume Designer Mieka van der Ploeg, Lighting Designer Aaron Spivey, Sound Designer Mikhail Fiksel, and Wig and Make-up Designer Richard Jarvie, Fight Choreographer Rick Sordelet, Choreographer Stephanie Paul, Verse Coach Kevin Gudahl, Dramaturg Tyrone Phillips, and Assistant Director Enrico Spada.

“Romeo and Juliet” runs October 31 – December 22. For more information visit

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