October 22, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Hosted by Eastern Front Theatre
After five years in development, Shakespeare by the Sea and Eastern Front Theatre are thrilled to announce the world premiere of FAT JULIET, a new play by Stevey Hunter. Directed by EFT AD Kat McCormack, FAT JULIET is a modern re-telling of Romeo & Juliet told entirely from Juliet’s point of view, who happens to be fat. With all the joy and teenage angst of a first love, FAT JULIET is an exciting sleepover-style romp that takes an intimate look at what it is to love yourself. A mix of both modern language and the heightened text of the original, the entire play takes place on a giant four-poster bed, created by emerging designer Ell Zagar. The show will also feature illustrations by local artist Mollie Cronin, who is known for her funny and celebratory representations of fat bodies. Hillsburn’s Jackson Fairfax-Perry is composing the dreamy synth-pop score, while award-winning designer Jessica Lewis tackles lighting. Emerging designers Christian Ludwig Hansen and Everette Fournier will take on video and costumes, respectively. The play will open on October 22nd and run until October 31st at EFT’s home venue of Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth. Cabaret-style seating of socially-distanced tables for two and four will be sold on a sliding scale of Pay-What-You-Can pricing, with the lowest starting at $20 per person.
Dates to be announced for performances with ASL interpreters.