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Romeo and Juliet in Yosemite (2023)

Shakespeare in Yosemite returned to the Curry Village Amphitheater in 2023 for live performances of a new 90-minute adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, especially created for Yosemite National Park.

The play was transported to Yosemite and featured loads of music and family-friendly environmental messages. And this time, the lovers did not die! We reached 925 people with this production, and are so grateful to our team and audience members!

Read more about the show here, and in the San Francisco Chronicle, here.

Did you miss the show, or do you want to see it again? Watch the film version here!


Thursday, April 20: 6:00 pm on the campus of UC Merced, Wallace Dutra Amphitheatre (free parking in the Bellevue Lot)

Friday, April 21: 5:00 pm at Curry Village, Yosemite National Park

Saturday, April 22: 12 pm and 5:00 pm at Curry Village, Yosemite National Park

Sunday, April 23: 12 pm at Curry Village, Yosemite National Park

The show is a partnership between UC Merced, Yosemite National Park, and Yosemite Hospitality, with sponsorship support from Misfit Press and the UC Merced Faculty Advisory Committee on Sustainability. 


Romeo: Mox Hamright (she/they)
Maria Montague: Terri Harris (she), UC Merced
Balthasar: Sam Brown (she), UC Merced
Laurence: Dennis Lee Brown (he)
Mercutio: Tonatiuh Newbold (he), Yosemite Hospitality
Benvolio: Sal Lopez (he), UC Merced
Gregory: Alan Molina (he), UC Merced
Rosaline: Remy Sumida-Tate (they), UC Merced

Juliet: Madelyn Lara (she), UC Merced
Ricardo Capulet: Alejandro Gutiérrez (he), UC Merced
Olivia Capulet: Katie Brokaw (she), UC Merced
Tybalt: Mia Hinshaw (she), UC Merced
Nurse Elizabeth: Bethy Harmelin (she)
Paris: Andrew Hardy (he), UC Merced
Cat: Cathryn Flores (she), UC Merced

The Rangers:
Prince: Ranger Marion Roubal (she), NPS Park Ranger
Ranger Dave: Dave Brumbaugh (he), NPS Park Ranger
Ranger Scott: Scott Gediman (he), Yosemite Public Affairs Officer

Behind the Scenes:
Director, Adaptor, and Producer: Katie Brokaw (she), UC Merced
Music Director, Arranger, Composer, and Associate Director: Tonatiuh Newbold (he), Yosemite Hospitality
NPS consulting partner and Associate Producer: Ranger Scott Gediman (he), NPS
Videographer/DOP: Shawn Overton (he)
Consulting adaptor and visiting director: Theo Black (he)
Visiting director: Lisa Wolpe (she)
Costume Designers: Mahea LaRosa (she), UC Merced; Grace Garnica (she), UC Merced
Props: Remy Sumida-Tate (they), UC Merced
Sound wizard: Will Darpinian (he), UC Merced
Social media and Photography: Darah Carrillo Vargas (she), UC Merced
TikTok and Vid: Jasmin Cruz (she), UC Merced
Cameraperson: Will Serg George (he), UC Merced

Thank You: Chancellor Juan Sanchez Muñoz, Luanna Putney, Collin Lewis, Molly Elazier, Ericka Garcia, Nancy Steele Brokaw, Kim McMillon, Asynith Palmer, Andrew Horst, Weston Spiegel, Bryan Hammill, Jenni Samuelson, Heike Hambley