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A 20th-century Romeo and Juliet
Author: Portland State Magazine
Posted: December 18, 2013

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Jim Iorio, a professional actor/director recently arrived in Portland from New York City, will direct the PSU Theatre & Film production of Romeo and Juliet. The play will be set in post-war, southern Italy, circa 1948. The costume and set designers are working with imagery from films such as The Bicycle Thief and Cinema Paradiso. It promises to be a visually unique performance. 

Direction: Jim Iorio, Guest Director

Scenic & Lighting Design: Bruce Keller, PSU Theatre & Film Faculty

Costume Design: Alison Heryer, PSU Theatre & Film Faculty

Preview: Thursday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.

Performances: Friday - Sunday, February 28 - March 2 (Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.)

Wednesday - Saturday, March 5 - 8, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave., Portland, Oregon

Tickets: $12 general public, $8 students. Purchase at the PSU Box Office online or call 503-725-3307 

Jim Iorio was recently on Broadway in A View from the Bridge (with Scarlett Johansson & Liev Schreiber), Off-Broadway in A Stone Carver (with Dan Lauria), in Kaos at the New York Theatre Workshop, directed by MacArthur Award-winner, Martha Clarke and in Flesh and the Desert at the NYC Summer Play Festival. He has appeared in over 40 Equity productions, playing leading roles at major regional theatres nationwide, including companies such as the Guthrie Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Fest., Arizona Theatre Co., San Jose Rep, Missouri Rep, and many more. His directing credits include the New York International Fringe Festival, the Abingdon Theatre (NYC) and the Asolo Theatre. Television/film work includes: Law & Order (all versions), Leverage, Queens Supreme, The Street, Another World, One Life to Live, Loving, Going the Distance  and Petty Crimes.  He holds an MFA from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program and studied at the Moscow Art Theatre. Locally, he has appeared at Portland Center Stage as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Halliwell in O Lovely Glowworm and performed in JAW 2004 and JAW 2011.