AUGUST 2019 | Volume 182
London Library (UK) Emerging Writer Carmina Bernhardt presents R'n'J: The Untold Story of Shakespeare’s Roz and Jules at Vancouver Fringe Festival.
Roz and Jules: No longer Romeo’s Fools? …………..Or
What happens when texting enters the tomb and Romeo is dead?
Juliet’s double, pregnant Rosaline, decides she does want Romeo, but Romeo is definitely dead. Join Roz and Jules on an epic tragicomedy adventure to clear their names, heal family strife and safely deliver those babies!
Immediately following the Edinburgh Fringe, Vancouver-born Carmina Bernhardt (London Library Emerging Writer 2019), will present her new play “R’n’J” at the Vancouver Fringe. This fresh 'after-story' of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet begins when Juliet wakes up in the tomb. Just as she is about to stick the dagger into her heart, dead Romeo’s cell phone beeps. An incriminating text from Roz (Rosaline, his first passion) sets off a chain of events both tragic and comic, during which forlorn and pregnant Jules (Juliet) and cousin Roz flee across Italy. A host of characters (familiar and new) appear to aid or inhibit their flight.
Leon Trayman (Winner of the Gold Standard Industry Award for Best Director & Best Production at The Henley Fringe Festival) directs. Cast includes Carmina Bernhardt as Jules. Other cast members for Vancouver Fringe Festival will be announced shortly.
This ensemble-driven, multi-media tragicomedy uses contemporary language in Shakespearean blank verse and touches upon age-old questions of human conflict, both within and without.
For more information, interview or media ticket enquiries, please contact publicist Lilian Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org and 604-518-6832 and production assistant Barbara Bernhardt, email@example.com (778-847-4381 after August 25). Carmina and cast/crew arrive in Vancouver Sep 3.
R'n'J: The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Roz and Jules will be performed at the Firehall, 280 E. Cordova St for The Vancouver Fringe Festival.
Dates are: Sept 5, 5 pm; Sept 7, 3:45 pm; Sept 8, 8:30 pm; Sept 9, 6:45 pm: Sept 10, 5 pm; Sept 12, 6:30 pm.Tickets are available through vancouverfringe.com
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