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Local students to stage Shakespeare plays at DePauw University May 12

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The curtain call from last year's "Spectacle of Shakespeare" features scenes from several plays represented by students from Greencastle schools plus Director Amy Hayes.
Local school children will take to the DePauw University stage to perform classics that have entertained generations of audiences when DePauw presents the second annual "Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare" on Saturday, May 12.

The Putnam County and campus communities are invited to see three shows -- which will be staged in Moore Theatre of the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts.

Performances are at 2, 4 and 7 p.m. A reception will also be held in the Great Hall at 8:30 p.m.

Students from Cloverdale High School will perform "The Comedy of Errors" at 2 p.m.; Greencastle middle and high school students will present "Macbeth" at 4 p.m.; then students from North Putnam middle and high school wrap up the day with "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the Green Center box office. Student tickets are $3 per play and adult tickets are $6. Festival passes -- good for all three presentations -- are $6 for students and $12 for adults.

The full-day festival will mark the culmination of a 12-week collaboration between DePauw and local participating schools in Putnam and neighboring counties to create 90-minute productions of Shakespeare plays.

This program is based on a nationally recognized program launched by Massachusetts-based Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass.

At DePauw, university students are trained to work with high school and middle school students in their local school buildings and teach the material. Younger students learn to use their bodies and voices through Shakespeare's demanding, yet rewarding, plays.

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