Cottage Theatre opens 2019 season with Romeo and Juliet

Photos by Emily Bly. Credits: Romeo (Sheldon Hall), Juliet (Natalie Tichenor), Mercutio (Joel Ibáñez), Nurse (Caroline Cramer),

Cottage Theatre kicks off its 2019 season with Shakespeare's timeless tale of two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. This classic story of love and revenge will be onstage for a three-weekend run starting Friday, February 1.
Two impulsive teenagers, Romeo and Juliet, unite themselves by secret marriage against the wishes of their families. Friar Lawrence weds them with the hope that their forbidden love will bring peace to the warring Capulets and Montagues. Hope, passion, and faith rule the young lovers, but are those enough to overcome an ancient grudge? Bound in the eternal eloquence of Shakespeare’s masterful language is a story of innocence and revenge that will keep you riveted to your seat. From the famous balcony scene to epic sword fights, William Shakespeare’s tragic romance remains unchallenged as one of the most enduring works in all of western literature.
Cottage Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet is directed and designed by Tony Rust, with costume design by Rhonda Turnquist, and lighting design by Amanda Ferguson. The cast features Sheldon Hall as Romeo and Natalie Tichenor as Juliet, along with Joel Ibáñez, Blake Nelson, Kory Weimer, Larry Brown, CJ Cramer, Tracy Nygard, Dale Flynn, Brian Bull, Phoebe Gildea, Davis N. Smith, Kyle Carrillo-Enders, Samuel Pearson, Aislyn Morrill, Aurora Talon, Matt Boatman, Peter O'Day, Jared Brown, Keiara Faville, Anja Bartlog, Heidi Turnquist, Steve Knight, Avery May, and Maia Wilhour.
Romeo and Juliet runs for three weekends at Cottage Theatre from February 1 - 17.
Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm.
Tickets are available online at, by phone at 541-942-8001, or in person at the Cottage Theatre Box Office, 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youth (age 18 & under).  Box Office hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and one hour before performances. All seating is reserved and advance purchase is recommended. 
Photos by Emily Bly. Credits: Romeo (Sheldon Hall), Juliet (Natalie Tichenor), Mercutio (Joel Ibáñez), Nurse (Caroline Cramer),