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Lean & Hungry Theatre: Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s play by the Lean & Hungry Theatre for WAMU 88.5, Washington D.C.'s University radio station. Directed by Kevin Finkelstein, it is set in modern day Verona, California, where the days are filled with classes, fencing lessons, parties, and way too much testosterone. Special effects and musical underscore provided by Gregg Martin. Hannah Todd is the dramaturg for this production.
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
14 Feb 2009 at 21:00 (Channel: WAMU 88.5)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Music
Gregg Martin
Contributor
Hannah Todd
Adaptor for Radio
Kevin Finkelstein
Cast
James MajewskiRomeo
Natalie PyleJuliet
Bob SheireMercutio
Luke CieslewiczFriar Laurence
Heather HaneyNurse
Bob SheireMontague
Bob SheireBenvolio
Chris GenebachCapulet
Jay SullivanServant
Jay SullivanChief Watchman
Jay SullivanTybalt
JJ AreaBenvolio
JJ AreaParis
Karen NovackNarrator
Karen NovackLady Montague
Karen NovackEscalus, Prince of Verona
Teresa SpencerLady Capulet

Additional Details

Theatre company
Lean & Hungry Theatre
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Available to listen online at http://wamu.org/programs/special/2011/lean_hungry_theater_romeo_and_juliet.php (accessed 3/2011)
General
Conceived in 2006, Lean & Hungry Theater’s is a non-profit educational radio drama company. Actors read and record the plays in front of a live audience, with live sound effects and live original music. The recordings are then available as a podcast, Webcast, broadcast, and/or audio CD. For more information see http://www.leanandhungrytheater.com/
History
Broadcast on Sunday, February 13 at 8 PM on WAMU’s HD-3 radio channel, and on Valentine’s Day February 14 at 9 PM on the main broadcast frequency (88.5 MHz FM).
Reviews
Source: WAMU production information
A sample script is available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/48102312/Romeo-and-Juliet-Sample-Script

Ken Deutsch, ‘They Keep Shakespeare Lean & Hungry’, Radioworld, 3.2.2012 http://www.rwonline.com/article/they-keep-shakespeare-lean--hungry/212100 (accessed 3/2012)

Production Company

Name

WAMU 88.5

Web
http://wamu.org/about/ External site opens in new window
Notes
WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington D.C. area. It is member-supported, professionally-staffed, and licensed to American University.

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