ACU theatre presents Shakespeare's "Henry V"
For immediate release
June 4, 1999
As the public rides a Shakespearean wave of movies such
as "Elizabeth," "Shakespeare in Love" and "A Midsummer
Night's Dream" (released on May 14), Abilene Christian
University thespians will bring Shakespeare's "Henry V" to
life through an outdoor stage production June 10-12 at
Beauchamp Amphitheater on the ACU campus.
Plays will start at 8:30 p.m. each evening, and they are
open to the public free of charge. ACU's Theatre Department
is able to offer the Abilene area community this production
at no cost because of a grant from the Abilene Cultural
Affairs Council and the Ann Bradshaw Stokes Foundation.
Outdoor summer Shakespeare productions have come to be a
tradition at ACU known as the Summer Shakespeare Festival.
The community is invited and encouraged to bring picnic
dinners, blankets and stadium chairs to Beauchamp
Amphitheater at the base of the Tower of Light. (The ACU
campus is alcohol- and tobacco-free.)
In this Shakespearean work, a young King Henry of England
leads his English troops against the French in the Battle of
Agincourt. Adam Hester, chair of ACU's Theatre Department,
directs the production, and Steven Pounders, assistant
professor of theatre, embraces the role of Henry V.
If you are a member of the media who would like more
information about this release, please contact Tom Craig,
director of media and community relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 915-674-2692.
- Last update: June 4, 1999
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