Penn State Fayette will host Shakespeare Festival
The 40th annual Shakespeare Festival will be held at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3. All events are free and open to the public in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the campus’ Community Center.
This year’s festival will include two different workshops that will help students hone their Shakespearean acting skills.
The first workshop will be led by the National Players, who have performed at the White House in addition to touring 40 states and 10 countries. The workshop titled “Actors’ Journey Through Shakespeare,” will be held at noon on Jan. 30.
The National Players will also perform “The Taming of the Shrew” at 7 p.m. Jan. 31.
Shakespeare-in-the-Schools will lead an acting workshop that will focus on one of the bard’s most famous works, “Macbeth” and will perform “Shakespeare’s Lovers and Fighters” at noon on Feb. 2.
In addition to the special events taking place in the Community Center, there will also be various exhibits in the Penn State Fayette, Eberly Library featuring “Shakespeare and Popular Culture” items from Jeffrey Martin’s collection.
For more information about these upcoming events, contact Festival Chairman Dr. Dennis F. Brestensky at 724-438-7294.