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09/21/2006

Students Cover Shakespeare's Works in One Play

Quick Facts

 Students David Fichter, Brian Jones and Ricky Watson will perform the abridge works of Shakespeare Sept. 27-Oct. 1.
 The production will be designed, produced, directed and acted by students.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Three Winthrop University students will race through "The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)" in less than two hours during productions next week.

The fast-paced plays will begin at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27-30 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 1 in Johnson Studio Theatre.

Students David Fichter of Midlothian, Va., Brian Jones of Columbia, S.C., and Ricky Watson of Jacksonville, Fla., will appear as Romeo, Juliet, Hamlet, Ophelia and other memorable characters created by the Bard of Avon. In this crown-throwing, wig-swapping play directed by student Stephen Seay of Spartanburg, S.C., anything could happen with all of the costume changes and gender-switching roles.

Other students involved in the play offered by Winthrop’s Department of Theatre and Dance are: Megan Chandler, stage manager, of York, S.C.; Mimi Egbert, scenic designer, of Atlanta, Ga.; Kasey Biga, costume designer of Saluda, S.C.; Taylor Thornburg, lighting designer, of Rock Hill, S.C.; Dannielle Reid, sound designer, of Isle of Palms, S.C.; and Erin Perkins, assistant stage manager, of Tega Cay, S.C.

Tickets for Wednesday and Thursday are $5 with Winthrop I.D. and $10 general public. On Friday through Sunday, tickets are $8 with Winthrop I.D. and $15 general public. Seating is limited. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.

For reservations, call the box office at 803/323-4014 or e-mail boxoffice@winthrop.edu.


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