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LSU ALEXANDRIA TO HOST SHAKESPEARE-ON-THE-GREENE

Released: 04/05/2004

Shakespeare-on-the-Greene, the annual campus-wide celebration of Renaissance, will be held on April 23 and 24 at LSU Alexandria. The festival begins at 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with the grand parade at 7 p.m. each day. Festival-goers are invited to dress in period costumes and take part in the parade. This is a family event and there is no admission to attend the festival. As part of the festival, LSU Alexandria's Empty Space Players will conclude the 2003-2004 season with performances of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night beginning on April 21 and playing through April 24. All performances will be held on the campus lawn and will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. Lawn chairs and blankets should be brought for outdoor seating. Folding chairs will be available for a $2 donation. Richard Gwartney, assistant professor of speech and chair for the department of Arts, English and Humanities at LSU Alexandria, will direct the production.

The afternoon will include various activities including bagpipers, food booths, art demonstrations, jewelry vendors, live music, crafts, and the Sherwood Forest children’s area. Various LSU Alexandria organizations are sponsoring activities and food booths during the festival. The University Gallery will showcase an exhibit of the Student Art Association’s photographs and paintings.

For more information about Shakespeare-on-the-Greene contact LSU Alexandria at (318) 445-3672 or toll free at 1-888-473-6417. This event is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Arts and Humanities Committee.