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American Shakespeare Center on Tour to stop at Union

On Oct. 9 and 10, the American Shakespeare Center on Tour will visit the College.

In addition to holding a variety of workshops, the company will perform two plays, Shakespeare's "Winter’s Tale" on Sunday and John Ford’s "‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore" on Monday. Performances, held in Old Chapel, begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free with a Union I.D.

The American Shakespeare Center is a highly regarded performance and research center in Staunton, VA, which follows the original Renaissance practices of audience interaction in a festive and fun atmosphere. For more information about the shows, or to reserve a spot at a workshop or a Minerva dinner or lunch with the actors, contact Prof. Pattie Wareh by email at These events are sponsored by the Minerva Council, IEF and IEG grants, and the Departments of English, Classics and Religious Studies.

Schedule of Events for the American Shakespeare Center visit:

Sunday, Oct. 9:

2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Workshop with the actors on Directing through Text
7:30 p.m.: Pre-show music
8 p.m.: Performance of "The Winter's Tale"

Monday, Oct. 10:

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.: Workshop on Stage Combat
1:55 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.: Workshop on Embedded Stage Directions
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.: Workshop on Stage Conditions
7:30 p.m.: Pre-show music
8 p.m.: Performance of "'Tis Pity She’s a Whore"