Fine Arts Presents "The Play's the Thing: A Celebration of Shakespeare"

Posted April 22, 2016

The Missouri Valley College Fine Arts Division will present "The Play's the Thing:  A Celebration of Shakespeare," as a tribute to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's passing.  Performances will take place April 28-30 at 7 :30 p.m. nightly in the Morris Experimental Theatre (The MET).

The evening will consist of scenes from Shakespeare plays directed by students.  The Taming of the Shrew will be directed by Alexandria Taylor and will feature Tyrone Harris as Petruchio and Kayla Williams as Katherine.  Macbeth will be directed by Tyrone Harris and will feature Rosemarie Bennett as Lady Macbeth, Nathan Vaughn as Macbeth, and Stephen Bilkey as the messenger.  A Midsummer Night's Dream is directed by Terrence Mickens, II and features Alicia Hicks as Titania, Matthew Wittmayer as Puck, Kristin Sazama as Quince, and Luis Romero as Flute.  The Comedy of Errors will be directed by Johannah Thomas and features Chris Collins as Antipholus of Syracuse, and Jonotan Sandoval as Dromio of Ephesus.  

The celebration will also feature dance based on Shakespeare's “Sonnet 100” choreographed and performed by Instructor of Dance and MVC Dance Coach Jenna Wurtzberger  and narrated by Alexandria Taylor.  To conclude each evening, The MVC Flatliners will perform another installment of their improvised Shakespeare series with Macbeth: As We Understand It.

"I can think of no greater tribute to Shakespeare's legacy than to give students the opportunity to explore his plays in performance," said Harold Hynick, associate professor of theatre.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information visit or call 660-831-4052.


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