Press Release for Tuesday, March 30, 2010

UNF English Department and Atlantic Beach Present Shakespeare in the Park

Joanna Norris, Assistant Director

Department of Media Relations and Events

(904) 620-2102


The University of North Florida Department of English, in conjunction with the City of Atlantic Beach, will present “Shakespeare in the Park,” an outdoor production of “The Taming of the Shrew,” Shakespeare’s enduring comedy about the battle of the sexes. Directed by Dr. Pam Monteleone, a UNF English professor, the productionfeatures UNF students and members of the Jacksonville community.



The production opens at UNF on Friday, April 9, and runs for two consecutive weekends. Indoor performances are in the Andrew Robinson Theater on April 9, Wednesday, April 14, and Thursday, April 15, with limited seating. Outdoor performances at UNF will be on the University Green on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, weather permitting. All performances are at 8 p.m.



General Admission for UNF performances is $10 and $5 for seniors and students with a valid ID. To purchase tickets, call the UNF Ticket Box Office at (904) 620-2878. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. For information about the UNF performances, contact the UNF Department of English at (904) 620-2273.


Atlantic Beach performances will be at Russell Park (located at 800 Seminole Road) on Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. with live music beginning at 7 p.m. Atlantic Beach performances are free and open to the public. Patrons should bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner, if they choose. In case of rain, the Atlantic Beach performances will be relocated to the Robinson Theater at UNF. For information about Atlantic Beach performances, contact Linda Ginsberg at (904) 246-4061.