Newcomers and veterans star in a new `Romeo and Juliet...

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March 28, 2002|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Newcomers and veterans star in a new `Romeo and Juliet'

Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece about thwarted love, opens Sunday at Washington's Shakespeare Theatre.

The production is staged by Rachel Kavanaugh, a young British director with a reputation for focusing on Shakespeare's language. Shakespeare Theatre newcomers Paul Whitthorne and Jennifer Ikeda head a cast that also includes such long-time company members as Emery Battis, Edward Gero, Floyd King and David Sabin.

The Shakespeare Theatre is at 450 7th St. N.W.,Washington. Show times for Romeo and Juliet, which is currently in previews, are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, most Tuesdays and most Sundays; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; matinees at 2 p.m. Saturdays and most Sundays, through May 19. Tickets are $15.50-$64. Call 202-547-1122.

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