STEUBENVILLE, OH— The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Shakespeare Project to audiences in the spring of 2007.
The Shakespeare Project is composed from works by and inspired by William Shakespeare. It was compiled by Dr. Monica Fay Anderson and Franciscan University students who collected and wrote material for the project. The framing device is derived from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. A student is taken from his Shakespeare class by a ghost. The ghost attempts to enlighten the bored student and enhance his appreciation for Shakespeare’s works. Among a selection of Shakespearean scenes, the project also includes parodies, sonnets by the Bard, games, songs, and puppetry. The Shakespeare Project is devised theatre, a collaborative formation of an original work. The goal of this piece is to entertain and enlighten audiences, sharing with them the wit and genius of Shakespeare’s work with a sense of both the fun and beauty that is generated by his work.
The Shakespeare Project is a comic, dramatic, and truly enjoyable piece by which you will experience the influence that the works of Shakespeare have played in our world.
Performances will be held March 23, 24, 30, 31 at 8pm, and March 25 and April 1 at 2pm in Anathan Theatre, on the ground floor of Egan Hall.
Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Admission is free for clergy, religious, and children under 12. Tickets may be reserved by calling (740) 283-3771 x6245, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, or bought at the door on a first come, first served basis.