Spencertown, NY, May 22, 2023…The Rooted Voyageurs will kick off their second season of presenting free live theater at beautiful outdoor spaces this summer at venues throughout Columbia County and now one in Dutchess County too. This season’s performance will be Romeo & Juliet directed by The Rooted Voyageurs Artistic Director and Co-founder, Devante Owens.

Venues and dates are:

  • ●  Fridays, June 16 & 23, Chatham Farmers Market, Chatham, NY, 4:30 p.m.
  • ●  Sunday, June 25, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, Millbrook, NY, 3:00 p.m.
  • ●  Thursday, June 29, Ruins at Sassafras, New Lebanon, NY, 7:00 p.m.
  • ●  Friday, June 30, Spencertown Park, Spencertown, NY, 7:00 p.m.*
  • ●  Saturday, July 1, Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market, Hillsdale, NY, 11:30 a.m.
  • ●  Saturday, July 1, Ruins at Sassafras, New Lebanon, NY, 7:00 p.m.
  • ●  Friday, July 7, Sabba Winery, Old Chatham, NY, 6:00 p.m.

Romeo & Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. Filled with laughter and joy, tragedy and heartbreak, this is a story about love’s journey through a violent and destructive community. When two warring families (the Montagues and the Capulets) meet once again for bloodshed, they have no idea they’re laying the groundwork for the greatest love story ever written. Will Romeo and Juliet’s love for one another overcome their families’ hate, or will their families’ hate consume them? The Rooted Voyageurs bare-bones production of Romeo & Juliet is abridged and will run 90 minutes. Bring your own seating and a picnic, or pick up food from the farmers markets or food trucks at select venues and enjoy!

The Rooted Voyageurs is a theater company founded in 2022 by Devante Owens (Artistic Director) and Zoe Wohlfeld (Managing Producer). Their mission is to celebrate community through live performance accessible to everyone. Their company members are primarily from Columbia County, NY and Berkshire County, MA. All performances are donation based, you can pay as much as you want or nothing at all.

*Sponsored by The Spencertown Academy with generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts

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