Ms. Workman’s Juliet is sweetly innocent..
As the tragic adolescents quickly lusting for each other, Sheldon Best’s cocky Romeo with a sensitive side is a fine match for Ayana Workman’s sweet and playful Juliet.
Best (Romeo), operating at full swagger, and the slyly fluttering Workman (Juliet) depict their characters as equally aroused and distracted, as unable to wrench their eyes off of each other as they are face down the problem of their ever-warring families;
If there is a actress in a major regional production of this play who is more believable as the barely 14-year old Juliet, please find her for me.
Ayana Workman persuasively looks and acts like the 14 Juliet is. She is flighty, rebellious, and in search of her own identity.