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MMC Hosts National Players Performances


Published Date1\17\2011
In conjunction with their annual Theatre Day for high school students, Mount Marty College welcomes the National Players, the nations longest touring repertory theatre troupe to campus for two evening performances. They will be presenting Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream on January 31 and The Scarlet Letter on February 1.

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.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Marian Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door only and admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students.