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LSUA to Present Shakespeare´s As You Like It and Shakespeare-on-the-Greene Festival

Released: 04/12/2001

<p> LSUA&acute;s Empty Space Players will conclude the 2000-2001season with performances of William Shakespeare&acute;s As You Like It on April 19-21. All performances will be held on the campus lawn and will begin at sundown (approximately 7:30 p.m.). Performances are free and open to the public. </p><p> The cast of 32 players includes students, faculty and staff from LSUA as well as members of the community. </p><p> The Friday and Saturday performances will be accompanied by a campus-wide celebration of Renaissance called Shakespeare-on-the-Greene sponsored by the Chancellor&acute;s Arts and Humanities Committee. This event will begin at 5 p.m. each day and continue until the evening performance. </p><p> The afternoon will include various activities including Crossroads Bagpipe and Drum, food, arts and crafts, and hot air balloon demonstrations. The University Gallery will showcase the Student Art Show during the festival. There will also be a Renaissance costume contest for people and pets. </p><p> As chairman of the Chancellor&acute;s Arts and Humanities Committee, Roy deVille, professor of fine arts, is serving as coordinator for the event. Richard Gwartney, assistant professor of speech and director of theatre, will direct the production. Anyone interested in participating in the celebration or attending the performance can contact deVille at 473-6449 or Gwartney at 473-6467 for more information. </p>