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National Players to Perform 'Romeo and Juliet' Nov. 16

Posted: November 8, 2012

The National Players, America’s longest-running classical theater touring company, puts its own inimitable stamp on Shakespeare’s enduring tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, at Wilson College on Friday, Nov. 16. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Laird Hall.

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DATE:
Nov. 6, 2012
CONTACT: Joel Pagliaro, Director of Conferences and Special Events, Sage Dining Services
Phone: 717-262-2003
Email: conferences@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The National Players, America’s longest-running classical theater touring company, puts its own inimitable stamp on Shakespeare’s enduring tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, at Wilson College on Friday, Nov. 16. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Laird Hall.

Though everyone is familiar with the Bard’s most enduring tale, the National Players’ production is “reimagined, reinvigorated and irresistibly visceral,” according to the troupe’s website.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 717-262-2003 or going to www.wilson.edu/events.

Prior to the performance, the National Players will offer a free, playwriting workshop for high school and college students who are interested in working in theater. The workshop, which will be held at 4 p.m. in Laird Hall, introduces the basics of dramatic structure and involves students in the creative process. Through a series of exercises and improvisations, the students will write monologues and short scenes that are then brought to life by the actors in the company.

To register for the free workshop, call Joel Pagliaro at 717-262-2003.

Now celebrating its 64th anniversary season, the National Players has earned a distinctive place in American theater by bringing innovative and accessible productions to towns and cities across the country. Based at the Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Md., the troupe has been bringing classic literature to life through thousands of performances and workshops since its founding in 1949.

Players productions adhere to strict traditions of touring theater — company members double and triple not only in roles, but also in technical assignments such as lighting, sound, costumes and set-up.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Today, women and men can earn bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2012-13 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 695 and includes 17 students from 9 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

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Last Updated: November 8, 2012