From Verona to Bradley Beach, Romeo and Juliet

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BRADLEY BEACH — This year’s Shakespeare at the beach brings the fair streets of Verona to the beautiful waterfront of Bradley Beach with a production of Romeo and Juliet. Shows will be July 21 and 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free to all. This is the first time the Bradley Beach Arts Council (BBAC) is putting on Romeo and Juliet since 2012, and it is sure to excite. Stage director Julia Sandra Rand has vast experience producing and acting in New York. There are new actors, and some new choreography as well. Patrick Monaghan, the show’s Romeo, comes from Little Silver, but attends the University of North Carolina’s School of the Arts. Mr. Monaghan has multiple credits with both Twin River Theater Company, and Red Bank Regional Theater Company. This is his third production with the BBAC, and Ms. Rand said she is excited to see him play this lead role. Helena Kathryn Anderson, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, will play Juliet. Ms. Anderson studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and most recently, graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in theater. This will also be her first performance for BBAC.

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