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Well-earned ovation for Perchance season opener


The first play of the summer to be showcased by Perchance Theatre in Cupids is “Romeo and Juliet,” to be followed later by “Twelfth Night.”

Eye-pleasing, varicoloured frock-coats and vests are the order of the day for the men, setting off an innocent Juliet dressed in white. A vivacious interpretation is interspersed with comic business and effective music cues.

Alexis Koetting is a spontaneous Lady Capulet, complemented by a youthful Paris (Andrew Tremblett), a lucid Juliet (Erin Mackey), a no-nonsense, if sometimes comic Friar (Greg Malone), a stocky Mercutio (John Sheehan), an aggressive Tybalt (Steve Lush) and a flighty young Nurse (Lauren Shepherd) — performing on three levels: ground, stage, balcony. 

For the close, the Apothecary/Friar pops up through the stage to survey a corpse-strewn scene.

On a gloriously warm and sunny afternoon in Cupids, a full-house audience expressed its satisfaction with an enthusiastic and well-deserved standing ovation.

Playing in Cupids on Saturdays and Sundays, July 16-Aug. 28, with curtain times of 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., weather permitting, running time is around two hours.

Sensible driving time between St. John’s and Cupids is around 75 minutes.

Eye-pleasing, varicoloured frock-coats and vests are the order of the day for the men, setting off an innocent Juliet dressed in white. A vivacious interpretation is interspersed with comic business and effective music cues.

Alexis Koetting is a spontaneous Lady Capulet, complemented by a youthful Paris (Andrew Tremblett), a lucid Juliet (Erin Mackey), a no-nonsense, if sometimes comic Friar (Greg Malone), a stocky Mercutio (John Sheehan), an aggressive Tybalt (Steve Lush) and a flighty young Nurse (Lauren Shepherd) — performing on three levels: ground, stage, balcony. 

For the close, the Apothecary/Friar pops up through the stage to survey a corpse-strewn scene.

On a gloriously warm and sunny afternoon in Cupids, a full-house audience expressed its satisfaction with an enthusiastic and well-deserved standing ovation.

Playing in Cupids on Saturdays and Sundays, July 16-Aug. 28, with curtain times of 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., weather permitting, running time is around two hours.

Sensible driving time between St. John’s and Cupids is around 75 minutes.

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