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High School Students invited to Theatre Day February 1st


Published Date1\3\2011
Mount Marty College brings to campus a 90-minute production of William Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream when the Theatre Department hosts Theatre Day on February 1, 2011. The production by the National Players, the nations longest touring repertory theatre troupe, will be held in Marian Auditorium. The performance for students begins at 10:00 a.m. There will be a minimal charge of $2 per student with proceeds supporting the MMC Theatre program. Lunch is available on campus for $5.

Students or schools may register by contacting Mount Marty College at 1-800-MtMarty (686-2789) or register online at www.mtmc.edu/admissions/events.

Now celebrating its 62nd anniversary season, National Players has earned a distinctive place in American theatre by bringing innovative and accessible productions to audiences across the country. The mission of its founder, Father Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P., a prominent arts educator and then head of the drama department at Catholic University of America was to stimulate young peoples higher thinking skills and imaginations by presenting classical plays in surprisingly accessible ways.

National Players performances open to the public will include A Midsummer Nights Dream on January 31 and The Scarlet Letter on February 1. The evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door only and admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students.