Trinity Shakespeare Festival Presents its 10th Season with Productions of “Romeo and Juliet” and “Twelfth Night.”


Juliet, a young woman in period dress with a floral headband, is held by Romeo, a young man, as he believes her to be dead.

Romeo (Quinn Moran) holds Juliet (Carly Wheeler) in a passionate embrace in the play’s famous final scene. Photo courtesy Evan Michael Woods

Don’t miss the 10th anniversary and final season of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival! Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 productions of Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night, or What You Will, running June 19 through July 8 on the TCU campus.

The Trinity Shakespeare Festival was founded in 2009 through a generous grant from the Vision in Action initiative at TCU, fulfilling a call for “transformational programs” that would change and impact the university in profound ways. As Vision in Action is concluding and TCU is moving into a new phase of growth, so is the Department of Theatre and the College of Fine Arts.

Juliet, a young woman in a long nightgown, gazes lovingly down at Romeo, a young man, climbing up iron piping to her balcony.

Romeo (Quinn Moran) calls up to Juliet (Carly Wheeler) as she stands at her balcony. The tale of forbidden love and passion runs June 19 through July 8 2018. Photo courtesy Evan Michael Woods

“To say that Trinity Shakespeare Festival has been a remarkable artistic and educational success would be a profound understatement,” said Harry Parker, Chair of the TCU Department of Theatre. “From the opening curtain, critics and audiences alike have lauded the excellence of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s productions in acting, directing, design and production values. The festival has employed hundreds of theatre professionals and artisans, provided dozens of Theatre TCU students with professional experience and contacts and thrilled thousands of audience members with memorable productions of some of the greatest plays ever written.”

The TCU Department of Theatre is currently developing a new and difference professional theatre summer program, which will create another exciting opportunity for TCU’s adventurous theatre audiences, as well as opportunities for local professional actors and TCU students.

“We are deeply grateful to those who have worked at the Trinity Shakespeare Festival for the last ten years and contributed to our success,” said Parker. “We are also grateful for our loyal audiences who embraced the Trinity Shakespeare Festival so enthusiastically and have been willing to go on these exciting theatrical journeys with us.”

The final season of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival will begin June 19th with the production of Romeo and Juliet in the Jerita Foley Buschman Theatre in Ed Landreth Hall on the TCU campus. Reserve your tickets online at or by calling 817-257-8080.