Romeo & Juliet: Love is Love (2018)

“There are few things as fun in the summer as sitting on a blanket under the stars, picnic and bottle of wine in front of you, watching a professional cast of actors bring to life classical theatre and make it fun and make it relatable. And it’s all free!”

– Toula Drimonis, audience member

 The Play

Celebrating Repercussion Theatre’s 30th season of Shakespeare-in-the-Park with a contemporary, gender-bent take on a classic love story: Romeo & Juliet: Love is Love. In this tragic tale of young love and old grudges, we entered a world calcified by hate. As two young people galloped full speed towards love, they were broken by (and ultimately broke down) the walls erected by the previous generation.  With a cast of 10 dynamic performers, an eye-catching design and live music, this was show not to be missed.


The Team

Creative Team

Director : Amanda Kellock
Assistant Director : Shanti Gonzales
Set & Lighting Design: Ana Cappelluto
Costume Design : Sophie El-Assaad
Sound Composer: Gitanjali Jain
Fight Director: Michelle Lewis
Choreographer: holly Greco
Shakespeare Coach: Bryan Doubt

Production Staff

Production Manager : Sarah Junique
Technical Director : Adam Walters
Assistant Technical Director: Giuliano Chabot
Stage Manager : Danielle Laurin
Apprentice Stage Manager: Alison Helmer
Apprentice Stage Manager: HeatherEllen Strain
Head of Lighting : Riki Shimoda
Head of Sound : Zach Fedora
Site Technicians : Kenzia Dalie, Emma Melgoza, Beatrice McAviney
Head of Wardrobe: Marika Porlier
Assistant to Costume Design: Adrienne Gantenberg
Assistant to Wardrobe: Camille Loreille
Consultant and Assistant to Wardrobe: Jez Young
Assistant to the Set Designer and Props Mistress: Dominique Coughlin
Scenic Painter: Marie-Claude Pion


In alphabetical order:

Adam Capriolo – Mercutio/Prince
Ryan Bommarito – Friar/Peter/Gregory
Ray Jacildo – Paris/Samson
Gitanjali Jain – Nurse/Montague
Patrick Jeffrey – Tybalt/Friar John
Cara Krisman – Benvolio
Anton May – Lady Capulet
Michelle Rambharose – Juliet/Lady Montague
Shauna Thompson – Romeo
Nadia Verrucci – Capulet

Parks Visited

July 5: Baie d’Urfé: Fritz Farm
July 6: Outremont: Mount Royal Cemetery
July 7: Cornwall: Lamoureux Park
July 8: Cornwall: Lamoureux Park
July 10: Westmount: Westmount Park
July 11: Westmount: Westmount Park
July 12: Dorval: Pine Beach Park
July 13: Montreal-West: Hodgson Field
July 14: Knowlton: Lion’s Park
July 15: Hawkesbury : Place des Pionniers
July 17: Nun’s Island: West Vancouver Park
July 18: Kirkland: Ecclestone Park
July 19: Parc Extension: Parc Jarry
July 20: NDG: NDG Park
July 21: Ville-Marie: Canadian Centre for Architecture
July 22: Huntingdon: Grove Hall
July 24: Pierrefonds: À ma Baie Park
July 25: Plateau Mount-Royal: Parc La Fontaine (cancelled)
July 26: Town of Mount Royal: Danyluk Park
July 27: Saint-Laurent: Philippe-Laheurte Park
July 28: Westmount: Westmount Park
July 29: Westmount: Westmount Park
July 31: McGill University

August 1: LaSalle: Marie-Claire-Kirkland-Casgrain Park
August 2: Côte Saint-Luc: Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park
August 3: Beaconsfield: Centennial Park
August 4: Morin Heights: Basler Park
August 5: Rivières-des-Prairies: Armand-Bombardier Park
August 7: Plateau Mont-Royal: Jeanne-Mance Park
August 8: Hochelaga-Maisonneuve: Olympic Park (cancelled)