Romeo & Juliet

role: Mercutio | Great River Shakespeare Festival (2015)


“Both exuberance and inevitable destruction mark Jim Poulos’ dazzling performance as Mercutio. He is Romeo’s best friend, loyal to a fatal fault, but also a partier, jokester, and antagonist. Poulos totally captivates on stage, and it is in contrast to Mercutio’s testosterone-driven bravado that Romeo’s gentle and romantic persona is forged.”
“Doug Scholz-Carlson, Artistic Director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival, has directed this production—splendidly, ferociously—and, moreover, has added his considerable talent as a fight choreographer. …switchblades are the weapon of choice. The fight that ensues is thrillingly presented, both balletic and guttural.”

—Arthur Dorman, Talkin’ Broadway, Minneapolis


by William Shakespeare
Director: Doug Scholz-Carlson
Scenic Designer: R. Eric Stone
Lighting Mentor: Lonnie Alcaraz
Costume Designer: Margaret Weedon
Asst. Costume Designer: Caitlin McCarthy
Lighting Designer: Martha Carter
Sound Designer: Adam Harris
Properties Director: Nikki Kulas
Choreographer: Tarah Flanagan
Fight Choreographer: Doug Scholz-Carlson

All Photos: Ken Huth and Collin Huth

Cast: Caroline Amos, Benjamin Boucvalt. Rosemary Brownlow, Christopher Gerson, Michael Fitzpatrick, Tarah Flanagan, JuCoby Johnson, Chris Mixon, Mike Munson, Jim Poulos, Robert Ramirez, Silas Sellnow, Brian White


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