No, David Tennant isn’t coming to Lincoln Center.  But his Ophelia is, along with the rest of the Royal Shakespeare Company!  The RSC will be presenting five plays in repertory at the Park Avenue Armory in a five-week residency July 6-August 14 as a part of this summer’s Lincoln Center Festival.

Mariah Gale, seen in this Hamlet as Ophelia, is tackling another classic ingenue role at the Festival this summer as Juliet.  If you’re still craving a Doctor Who connection, her Romeo is Sam Troughton, grandson of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton. And of course we all know from the third-season episode of The Shakespeare Code that the Doctor was hugely influential on Shakespeare’s work.


Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

July 10*, 11, 17, 24, Aug. 3, 5, 11 at 7:30; July 12, Aug. 12, 13 at 1:30 (10 performances)

Directed by Rupert Goold

Designed by Tom Scutt

Lighting by Howard Harrison

Music and Sound by Adam Cork

Video and Projection design by Lorna Heavey

Choreography by Georgina Lamb

Fights by Terry King

Running time (approx.): 2 hours, 44 minutes, with one intermission

(Photo credit: Ellie Kurttz)


For this week’s Trailer Tuesday, check out this teaser for the RSC’s production of Romeo and Juliet, presented this summer at the Park Avenue Armory as a part of the 2011 Lincoln Center Festival.