Meet the Cast of “Romeo y Juliet” at Cal Shakes

Sarita Ocón (Romeo) and Vero Maynez (Juliet) will star in "Romeo y Juliet." Courtesy of California Shakespeare Theater

Romeo y Juliet is a world premiere bilingual adaptation that imagines these star-crossed lovers as two daughters from feuding families before the backdrop of Alta California, as California was known during Spanish Colonial and Mexican rule.

Romeo and Juliet has been adapted countless times, in countless ways for hundreds of years,” shared the playwright, Karen Zacarías. “It is exciting to present this bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s rich, colorful language that gives audiences a different way to hear and feel it.”

Romeo y Juliet will play at Bruns Amphitheater May 25 through June 19. Single tickets will go on sale later in the spring.


Sarita Ocón

Vero Maynez

Juan Amador

Tybalt / Paris
Hugo Carbajal

Friar Lawrence / Capulet
Orlando Arriaga

Brady Morales-Woolery

Wilma Bonet

Lady Capulet
Eliana Lopez

Creative Team

Karen Zacarías

KJ Sanchez

Scenic Designer
Tanya Orellana

Costume Designer
Jessie Amoroso

Lighting Designer
Russell H. Champa

Sound Designer
Madeleine Oldham

Assistant Director
Melanie Queponds

Fight Director
Dave Maier

Stage Manager
Deena Tovar

Assistant Stage Manager
Julia Formanek

Production Assistant
Grace Ortega

Philippa Kelly & Ken Cerniglia