Upstage Players perform Romeo and Juliet

The Upstage Players hosted Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” at the Littleton Opera House on Friday the 17th during its second, and final weekend. LATV was there to record the show so we can broadcast it on Channel 2 for the community to enjoy.

Andrew Lidestri and the Upstage Players performed a classic and moving rendition of the play, complete with sword fighting, moonlight kisses, poison, and enjoyable dance numbers pulled straight from medieval Verona and 12th century Italy. A team of taleted folks came together to help create a remarkable set designd by Andrew, and built by Opera House commissioner George Mitchell. We were granted special access to this wonderful theatrical experience and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we did.

“Romeo and Juliet” stars Connor MacDonald and Madalyn Shelby as the title characters who struggle with love from houses divided. House Montague battles House Caputlet in the love story that is possibly the most famous of all of Shakespeares works. Joining Connor and Madalyn is a complete cast of regular performers from the Upstage Players, the Weathervane Theater in Whitefield, and a few notable Littleton familiars including local Pastor David Weddington and Littleton Budget Committee member James McMahon. For more information on the Upstage Players, their upcoming performances, or how to support them, please visit their website at:

The complete performance from Friday Night’s show is available below: