“Lesley Schisgall Currier has chosen to present this well known love story in the classic tradition, placing the romantic tragedy in Verona during the Italian Renaissance….The youthful, lovely Amanda Diaz gives a noteworthy performance as Juliet….Gary S. Martinez and Leslie de Palo are especially strong as Juliet’s parents….Phoebe Moyer’s Nurse and Michael Berg’s Friar Lawrence are high points of the production with their warm, sympathetic treatments of these two stock characters….But, alas, David Berkson seems to have been miscast as Romeo.
While quite effective in the company’s concurrent production…’The Complete Works of Wllm Shakespeare (abridged),’ he appears insufficient…to adequately fill the high requirements of this character.”
- Roberta Floden, Marin I. J.
And a vicious pan:
“Maybe a support group would help. If the Bay Area’s collective need to sit outdoors and watch Shakespeare is so great that people will accept shows like the Marin Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ something therapeutic ought to be done.”
- Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle
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