Eric Rosen Directs “Romeo and Juliet” at KC Repertory Theatre

Show will run Jan. 17- Feb. 9 at UMKC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Romeo and Juliet’s story is familiar: In the midst of a bloody family feud, love unfolds. Two young lovers risk everything to be together.  The Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Eric Rosen’s vision and direction enhance this powerful story and captures the enchantment of first love.

“Romeo and Juliet” runs Jan. 17- Feb. 9, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Spencer Theatre located in the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo. Ticket prices range from $20 for students to $29-$59 for adults. For ticket and performance information, call the Rep Box Office at 816-235-2700 or visit The Kansas City Repertory Theatre serves as the professional theatre in residence at UMKC.

Eric Rosen is a writer, director and producer who has been Kansas City Rep’s artistic director since 2007. His directing projects at the Rep include Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses”; “The Trip to Bountiful”; “Clay”; “Winesburg, Ohio”; the world premiere of “A Christmas Story, The Musical!”; “Venice” (TIME Magazine’s Best Musical of 2010, world premiere at KC Rep and successful runs at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles and the Public Theatre in New York); “Cabaret”; “August: Osage County”; “The Whipping Man,” “Pippin” and “Death of a Salesman.”

Staring as Romeo and Juliet are Jamie Default (Romeo), a second year M.F.A. candidate at UMKC Department of Theatre. Default is making his Rep debut and has appeared in UMKC Theatre’s productions of “Almost, Maine”; “Big Love” and “King Lear.” Courtney Salvage (Juliet), is a third year M.F.A. candidate at UMKC who has previously appeared at the Rep in “Death of a Salesman.” Her UMKC Theatre productions include “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” “The Winter’s Tale” and “The Lady from the Sea.”

Complete biographies of the “Romeo and Juliet” company can be found on the theatre’s website.

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