“These violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die; like fire and powder, which, as they kiss, consume.”

In November, 2021 GRAPA once again performed under the stars in William Shakespeare’s most lamentable tragedy Romeo + Juliet. We set our scene at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum. Violence erupted in the streets of Verona. Amid the bloodshed of an age-old feud, a pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life. For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

“This show has left a big impression on me. I still think about it. The music and the scenes are still in my head”

“Such tenacity is awesome and timely! Really enjoyed the show, twas fantastic”




Romeo – Ryan Butler
Juliet – Hannah Mitchell
Friar Laurence – Bernie Maxwell
Mercutio – Alec Pisan
Nurse – Belinda Owen
Benvolio – Molly Jones
Tybalt – Melanie Toscan
Paris – Heath Bethe
Lord Capulet – Hape Kiddle
Lady Capulet – Glenda Bagatella
Lord Montague – Andrew Hall
Lady Montague – Lizette Burton
Balthasar – Jet Smith
Abraham – David Baxter
Escalus – Bonnie Owen
Peter – Matt Ingles
Gregory – Lucy Hipkiss
Sampson – Ella Rowley
Leonessa – Isabella Silvestro

Bonnie Owen, Director and Excutive Producer.  Image captured by Camille Whitehead.