Romeo and Juliet opens the Feichter Studio Winter Theater Festival at HART
The winter season for HART begins Jan. 13 with a production of “Romeo and Juliet” set in post Civil War America running through Jan. 22.
The production will be staged in the new Fangmeyer Theater, but is the first in the Feichter Studio Winter Theater Festival. The Feichter Studio is the third performance space at HART and named in honor of HART founders, Rex and Elizabeth Feichter. The intimate 65 seat theater space is a favorite among theater-goers for its intimacy.
Dwight Chiles, director of the upcoming production wanted to play in HART’s newest theater space, however, so the first show will be the only one in the winter season in the new Fangmeyer Theater. This imaginative production features a cast that includes: Romeo: Henry Williamson, Juliet: Josephine Thomas, Lady Capulet: Julie Kinter, Mercutio: David Anthony Yeates, Friar Lawrence/Prince: Samantha Lebrocq, Tybalt/Paris/Nurse: Allen Law, Singers: Christine Caldemeyer and Dwight Chiles.
In addition to the show, Harmons’ Den Bistro will also be open for dining all performances. The bistro is the first thing patrons encounter when they enter the new theater and it has already developed a reputation for its excellent menu. Patrons don’t have to be seeing the show to dine in the Bistro, but reservations are recommended. They can be made by leaving a message on the box office line or going online to Open Table, which is accessible from HART’s website. Patrons can also see the menu on the website. Prior to all Sunday performances the bistro will be offering a brunch buffet.
“Romeo and Juliet” will have performances Jan. 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 and on Sundays, Jan. 14 and 22 at 2 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the HART box office, or going online to www.harttheatre.org. The studio performances are general admission seating but often sell out so reservations are recommended. When calling for the studio season, patrons are asked to simply leave their name, the number of tickets they wish to reserve and for which performance, and a phone number. Calls will not be returned unless the performance is sold out, or bad weather forces a cancelation.