Bronx Shakespeare Festival: Lehman College Announces Inaugural Production Of ‘BronxShakes’

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The Bronx, New York— Lehman Stages celebrates its twentieth anniversary season with the inaugural production of “BronxShakes” – The Bronx Shakespeare Festival at Lehman College, with the premiere of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare in the new outdoor amphitheatre at Lehman College.

Performances begin Wednesday, September 13th at 7PM and run through Saturday September 16 at 3PM. Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15 performances are at 7PM. Admission is free and reservations are required.

Tickets are available at

This fun, fast, and ferocious production of Romeo and Juliet is adapted and directed by special guest artist Rick DesRochers, Professor and Director of the Theatre Program at Lehman. A “perpetual motion machine” this production features a cast of all Lehman alumni including Natasha Collado, Alexa Downing, Hemanuel Damis, Emily Garcia, Simran Pal-Kaur, Andrew Moeller, Jahdiel Rodriguez, and Bethany Rondon. The stage manager is Julie Peteani and the assistant director and fight coordinator is Alyssa Van Gorder. Running time is approximately 90 minutes.

“Our goal at Lehman Stages is to bring our community together and improve the quality of life in The Bronx,”: said Dante Albertie, Director of Lehman Stages. “We believe BronxShakes will join our long list of much-loved events and community traditions that help make Lehman College a staple of the community.”

Founded in 2003, Lehman Stages entertains and educates thousands of Bronxites every year with cultural arts programming and initiatives like SUMMERWORX, The Kids Rule Weekend, Breakfast with Santa, The Summer Stagecraft Intensive and others.

Who: Lehman Stages presents BronxShakes -The Bronx Shakespeare Festival at Lehman College

What: Romeo & Juliet

Where: Lehman College Amphitheatre 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West

When: September 13-16

Wed., Thur., Fri. at 7:00pm Sat. at 3:00pm

Free Tickets:

More information at

About Lehman College

Lehman College, CUNY has ranked among the top five institutions in the nation for fostering social mobility. A four-year Hispanic-Serving Institution in the Bronx, it offers bachelor’s, master’s, and advanced degrees and certificate programs in the Liberal Arts, sciences, and professions. The College’s community-driven mission and notable academic programs attract a diverse, international enrollment of over 12,000 students who take courses on its 37-acre, tree-lined campus and in its online degree programs. Many thousands more community members benefit yearly from its active cultural, educational, health, and economic outreach programs and services. 

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