R & J

Greetings Friends,
As a special end of the year thank you to our theater peers, we would like to invite you to attend a school performance of the First Stage Young Company production of Romeo and Juliet. A recipient of the NEA Shakespeare for a New Generation grant, this production is directed by First Stage associate Artistic Director/Young Company Director John Maclay and features some amazingly talented young actors. John has adapted the script to around 80 minutes, and the young people – supported by gifted professional teaching artists have truly risen to the occasion. Inspired by the nature of the theatre apprentice, it has been a gift to see these young people grow as artists and as individuals through the process. They have come out the other side with a full and rich performance that I truly hope you can witness.


The production is running through May 22 with weekday performances at 9:30 and 11:45 at the Rosa Parks Auditorium at Golda Meir School (just south of the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center parking lot).


To take advantage of this free offer, simply contact Clare Kuhnen – ckuhnen@firststage.org and let her know how many seats you need and which performance you would like to attend. Then check in with our House Manager Teddy when you arrive – enter off of Old World Third Street


Thursday, May 15            9:30a & 11:45a

Friday, May 16                   9:30a & 11:45a

Monday, May 19              9:30a & 11:45a

Tuesday, May 20              9:30a & 11:45a

Wednesday, May 21       9:30a & 11:45a

Thursday, May 22            9:30a & 11:45a


Jeff Frank

Artistic Director