Press Release for Thursday, April 2, 2015

UNF English Department Presents Annual Shakespeare-in-the Park

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida’s Department of English, in collaboration with the City of Atlantic Beach Department of Parks and Recreation and the Church of the Good Shepherd, will present its sixth annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park, a project designed to present authentic, accessible and bold productions of William Shakespeare’s plays for contemporary audiences.

A shipwreck, separated identical twins, mistaken identities, cross-dressing, drunken knights, singing and one pair of yellow stockings characterize the mad antics of Lady Olivia’s household as the characters fall in and out of love in the topsy-turvy world of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”

This year’s production of “Twelfth Night” opens Tuesday, April 7, and will be repeated Wednesday, April 8, on the UNF Green in front of the Fine Arts Center, Building 45, weather permitting. Both performances begin at 8 p.m. For more information, contact the UNF Department of English at (904) 620-2273.

The production will also be performed at Johansen Park in Atlantic Beach at 8 p.m. Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11. A rain date is set for 8 p.m. Sunday, April 12. Backstreets Catering will be available starting at 6 p.m. For information about the Atlantic Beach Performance, contact Linda Ginsberg at (904) 246-4061.

Additionally, “Twelfth Night” will travel to Riverside, performing in Worsham Hall at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18. The April 17 performance will be followed a panel discussion. For information about this performance, contact the UNF Department of English at (904) 620-2273.

All performances are free and open to the public. Directed by Dr. Pam Monteleone, UNF associate professor of English, the cast features UNF students and members of the Jacksonville community.

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.



-UNF-