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The Lion Players to present “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” April 7, 8, 9

3/29/2011 —

The Lion Players, the Shakespearean acting company of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, will present their 14th annual production, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” April 7 at 12:15 p.m. and April 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will be performed in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the Community Center on campus.

William Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” is a coming-of-age story about two best friends who deal with their problems as young men in love and their two attractive girlfriends. Once family and sidekicks become involved, the story takes a comedic turn, complete with zany antics. The Lion Players add their own unique twist by setting the story in the 1980s.

“There is nothing like a well-acted, live performance of a play,” explains Lynn Petko, advisor of the Lion Players. “The Lion Players have acquired quite a reputation in the area for presenting Shakespeare in a way that people of all age groups can appreciate, are surprised about, and want to see again and again.”

New this year, the Lion players will host “Dinner with the Cast” at 5 p.m. April 8. Dinner will take place at the Bird’s Nest Cafeteria in the Community Center. The cost of dinner is $10 per person. To reserve seats for large groups or for “Dinner with the Cast,” call 724-430-4248 or 724-430-4271.

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