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Shakespeare-on-the-Greene Starts Friday at LSUA

Released: 04/24/2007

Shakespeare-on-the-Greene, a Festival of Renaissance, will be held Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, from 2:30-7 p.m. at LSU Alexandria.

Performances of William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” begin at sundown on Wednesday, April 25 through Saturday on the outdoor stage in the LSUA quad. Playing the lead roles are Robert Harper, Lisa Mayeux, John David Hebert II, Brittanie Holloway, Tracy Loe and Marc Daniels.

The afternoons will include various activities including food booths, art demonstrations, live music, mini-plays, historical re-enactments, games, belly dancers, and arts and crafts. More than 30 vendors from the community will have booths with their paintings, handmade goods, jewelry and other goods available for purchase. Various activities for youth will also be available.

Festival-goers are invited to dress in period costumes. Admission to the festival is free, and organizers stress that this is a family friendly event.

Festival-goers also will have the chance to participate in several other major events that will be happening on campus during Shakespeare-on-the-Greene.

Chancellor’s Senior High Scholarship Show

The University Gallery is hosting the Chancellor''s Senior High Scholarship Show. The exhibit will run through May 18. The University Gallery will be open during the Shakespeare-on-the-Green festival. Regular gallery hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The curator is Professor Roy V. de Ville.

Theatre for Young Audiences

An LSUA theatre class will present plays for children of all ages at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, in the Fitness Center, Room 205. “Primp My Dragon” was written and directed by Rhonda Shook, an assistant professor of speech and theatre.

The plays, while written for young audiences, have an appeal for all ages. The performers will meet and greet the audience after the show. Admission is free.

Library Book Sale

Friends of the James C. Bolton Library’s annual book sale will take place outside the library from 2:30-7 p.m. Stop by to find good deals on books, movies or CDs. All proceeds will go to the Friends of the James C. Bolton Library

For more information, call 473-6581.