Friday, January 11, 2008

Shakespearean Theater in Indy

Indianapolis audiences can experience the world of Shakespearean theater next month when the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis presents the American Shakespeare Center's "Piercing Eloquence Tour." The American Shakespeare Center (ASC), one of the country's most acclaimed acting troupes, will present a performance of "Henry V" at 7 p.m. 28 February, and a second performance at 7 p.m. 1 March. The ASC will also present "The Merchant of Venice" at 2 p.m. 2 March. All three performances will take place at Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis.

"Piercing Eloquence Tour" events open to the general public also include "Shakespeare in the Courtroom," a special performance of the courtroom scene from "The Merchant of Venice" featuring a discussion with the actors and law school faculty, at 5:30 p.m. 26 February at the IU School of Law-Indianapolis, Inlow Hall, 530 West New York Street, Indianapolis. This event is free of charge.

During the Tour's stop in Indianapolis (25 February through 2 March), the ACS actors will stage a total of six performances, including special free events for area high schools in Indianapolis and Kokomo.

All performances are free of charge to IUPUI and IU faculty, staff, and students with ID and reservations. For tickets ($10 general admission) and IU/IUPUI reservations, contact Wanda Colwell, 317:274-9841.

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