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Wilson Hosts National Players Performing ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream' on Nov. 19

Posted: October 28, 2010

10/28/2010 Arguably one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved and enduring comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be brought to the Wilson College stage Friday, Nov. 19, by the inimitable National Players – America’s longest-running, classic theater touring company.
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DATE: Oct. 28, 2010
CONTACT: Kathy Lehman, Director of Conferences and Special Events
Phone: 717-262-2003
Email: kathy.lehman @wilson.edu


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Arguably one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved and enduring comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be brought to the Wilson College stage Friday, Nov. 19, by the inimitable National Players – America’s longest-running, classic theater touring company.

The play spins a fanciful and fantastical tale of love, complete with nymphs, fairies and misguided humans. Gods mix with mortals, a feuding king and queen unleash magical practical jokes on each other, spells yield improbable love affairs, and a band of comical tradesmen wander into an enchanted wood and are transformed in the most unlikely of ways.

The National Players’ production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” offers a fresh twist on the setting, making it relevant to today’s fast-moving, media-saturated world. The woods glow in the dark and fairies dance to electronica, setting the scene for the wonderful and silly vagaries of love.

Most recently on the Wilson stage a year ago to perform another Shakespeare classic, Much Ado About Nothing, the National Players is America’s longest-running national touring company, now in its 62nd season. The troupe, based in the Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Md., has been bringing classic literature to life through thousands of performances and workshops since its founding in 1949. Since then, the company has continued to perform classic productions across the United States from September to May. 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.

For more information about tickets, call 717-262-2003 or email specialevents@wilson.edu. Order tickets online at www.wilson.edu by clicking on Events and Conferences, and then Performing Arts Series.

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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. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and a master’s degree in education. The college’s 2010-11 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 796 and includes students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries.

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