Don’t Miss Chicago Street Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Park” on July 11 & 12, 2014

CST rj hoizontalTom O'Neill of Chesterton and Kat Lutze of Valparaiso perform the title roles in Chicago Street Theatre's Shakespeare in Central Park Plaza's production of Romeo and Juliet on Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12 with a family-friendly street fair starting at 6 PM and performances of the classic story of young love cast against the turmoil of an age-old family feud beginning at dusk. These free public performances are sponsored by Valpo Parks Department, Urschel Labs, and the City of Valparaiso. Indoor performances continue at Chicago Street Theatre continue July 18 through 26 and conclude CST's 59th Season. VIP Reserved seating is available at the the park by calling the Box office at 219-464-1636 or ordering online at

Directed by Eric Brant (Valparaiso)
Assisted by Mary A. Bird (Chesterton)
Lighting Design by Marcia Burbage (Valparaiso)
Costume Design by JoBeth Cruz (Valparaiso)
Sound Design by Mary A. Bird
Sound mixing and technicians: Paul Braun (Valparaiso) Don Parker (Wanatah) Zac Flasch (Valparaiso)
Lighting Technician: Bob Cooley (Hobart)
Scenic Design by Eric Brant
Original Music Composed and Played by Andrew Flasch (Valparaiso)
Choreography by Kathleen Dominiak Treasure (Schererville)
Fight Choreography by Jason Kaplan (Hobart)

CST rj hoizontal2Cast:
Tom O'Neill as Romeo (Chesterton),
Kat Lutze as Juliet (Valparaiso),
David Pera as Capulet (Valparaiso),
Daena Sisk (Valparaiso),
Caroline Rau Geldernick as The Nurse (Valparaiso),
Jason Kaplan as Mercutio (Hobart),
Rodney Thornton as Benvolio (Hobart),
Dan Matern as Friar Lawrence (Chesterton), Tim Gleason as Tybalt (Valparaiso), Donald R. Beck as Montague (Michigan City), Laura Simmons as Lady Montague (DeMotte),
Charlie Scanlon as Paris (Lake Station,)
Troy Yeager as Prince Escalus (Valparaiso),
Alyssa Rosselli as Rosaline (LaPorte),
Aram Arden as Sampson (LaPorte),
Anthony Majewski as Gregory (Valparaiso),
and Tom Osborn as Friar John (LaPorte).
The ENSEMBLE Includes: Robyn Rutar (Valparaiso), Auriel Lark Felsecker (Miller), Brittany Brice (Valparaiso), Katie Kirk (Valparaiso), Shannon Hahn (Valparaiso), Rachael Neinast (Valparaiso).