University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations

February 10, 2005
Renee Paul at (251) 460-6640

USA Department of English Sponsors Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

Mobile, Ala.- The department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences at USA is sponsoring the third annual Mobile Shakespeare Festival, which will feature a performance by the National Players, America's longest running classical touring company.

The Washington, D.C., group will perform Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18 at the Saenger Theatre in Mobile. Admission is free for all area students and faculty, and general admission is $15. No advance ticket purchases are necessary.

All tickets will be available when the theater doors open at 7 p.m. on the evening of the show, and all seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Following the show, the actors will be available for a question and answer session.

The National Players will also host a series of free acting workshops on Friday, Feb. 18 from 10:15 a.m.-noon at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center.

For more information contact Dr. Adam Cohen, assistant professor of English, at 460-7685 or e-mail him at

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