Faction of Fools Theatre Company

Join our remount of a classic favorite, A Commedia Romeo & Juliet. Last performed in 2012, this high-octane version, featuring five actors in a one-hour cutting, brings physical spectacularity to Shakespeare's poetry and highlights tragedy by juxtaposing it with humor. 

Told through the lens of Faction's signature style of Commedia dell'Arte, a style of comedic theatre originating in Renaissance Italy that utilizes masks and high energy physicality, A Commedia Romeo & Juliet whisks you to and from Verona with slapstick and heartbreak.

70 minutes with no intermission. Late seating is offered, but not permitted past 15 minutes of the scheduled performance.

Family Friendly

Open captioned performances on Friday, 1/26 730pm, Saturday, 1/27 2pm, and Saturday, 1/27 at 730pm

How can you find us?? The performance will be at the black box theatre inside the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop at 545 7th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.

CHAW is located by Eastern Market metro station. Street parking is available on a first come first served basis.


Medical Mask Required performances are Saturday, January 27th at 2pm and Saturday, February 3rd at 2pm. Masks will be available at the box office.

For all other performances, audience members are not required to wear a mask. Faction of Fools reserves the right to amend this policy depending on the state of the pandemic.

All staff and performers at Faction of Fools Theatre Company are vaccinated against Covid-19 and test weekly. We strongly recommend our audience members to follow CDC guidance and acquire the latest Covid booster shot.

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We are thrilled to offer a sliding scale ticket price!

We’re offering three options:

$25: Market rate ticket price
$35: "Pay it Forward" price
$15: Child price or Limited Means price

This allows a ticket to be obtained at multiple price points based on the circumstances of the purchaser. To create a structure where all can enjoy financially accessible theatre, those with access to more resources pay more per ticket which provides the ability for those with less access to pay less.

Can't wait to see you at the show!

Our production features two rotating casts of 5 actors: the Montague Cast & the Capulet Cast. While there are occasions performers will swap casts, here are the standard actor appearances:

Montague Cast: Francesca Chilcote, Max Johnson, Ben Lauer, Mary Myers, and Jasmine Proctor

Capulet Cast: Deimoni Brewington, Travis Xavier Brown, Natalie Cutcher, Bri Houtman, and Bob Pike