A Commedia Romeo and Juliet

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

Faction of Fools Theatre Company, DC’s Commedia dell’Arte theatre company, continues its 15th Anniversary Season with a remount of a foolish favorite: A COMMEDIA ROMEO AND JULIET. Shakespeare’s classic story of two young lovers divided by a family feud borrows heavily from the tradition of the Renaissance Italian Comedy. Last performed in 2012, Faction’s high-octane version of Romeo and Juliet, featuring five actors in a one-hour performance, brings physical spectacularity to Shakespeare’s poetry and highlights the tragedy by juxtaposing it with humor. This 2024 remount is performed by two rotating casts, both alike in dignity: the "Montague Cast" and the "Capulet Cast."

Production Information

Show Type
Physical Theatre
Approximate Running Time
70 minutes


Juliet, etc.
Juliet, etc.
Tybalt, Friar Laurence, Lady Capulet, etc.
Tybalt, Friar Laurence, Lady Capulet, etc.
Mercutio, Capulet, etc.
Mercutio, Capulet, etc.
Nurse, Benvolio, Paris, etc.
Nurse, Benvolio, Paris, etc.
Romeo, etc.

Creative Team

Costume Designer
Choreographer for plays
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Original Set Design
Mask Design by Waxing Moon Masks
Intimacy Choreographer
Text Coach
Assistant Director
Original Production Consultant
Adapted From
Romeo and Juliet
Stage Manager