Rochester University’s theatre department will present “In Juliet’s Garden” by Judith Elliot McDonald and “When Shakespeare’s Ladies Doth Protest” by Brandon Langeland in February. Both plays are directed by Annika Huey.
Juliet Capulet invites four other heroines of Shakespeare’s classics (Katharina, Portia, Ophelia and Desdemona) to lunch in her favorite garden in Verona to discuss issues they have with their plots. All the ladies have suggestions on how these issues might be remedied. Shakespeare also has been invited, but instead, sends an envoy, his literary agent and editor Jacqueline de Boys, who attempts to save the day with the help of Juliet’s nurse.
Evening performances of “In Juliet’s Garden” and “When Shakespeare’s Ladies Doth Protest” will be Feb. 13-15 and Feb. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. while matinee performances will be Feb. 16 and Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. All productions take place on the campus of Rochester University at 800 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307 in the Associate’s Lab Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and $12 in advance ($15 at the door) for adults. To purchase tickets online, visit www.rochesteru.edu/