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Press Release for Thursday, April 4, 2013

UNF English Department Presents Fourth Shakespeare-in-the-Park Season

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Associate Director

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2102



The University of North Florida’s Department of English, in conjunction with the City of Atlantic Beach and the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, will present its fourth season of Shakespeare in the Park. This year’s production of “Othello” will open at the Church of the Good Shepherd Friday, April 12, and will move to UNF’s Green, the grassy area located in front of the Fine Arts Center, Building 45, for an outdoor performance. The production will close at Johansen Park in Atlantic Beach.



Love, deception, jealousy, murder, and betrayal make “Othello” one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies. This production is directed by Dr. Pam Monteleone, UNF associate professor of English, with music by Ryan Janney and swordplay by Raul Toro. The cast features UNF students and members of the Jacksonville community.



The production will open with performances in Worsham Hall at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 1100 Stockton Street in Riverside at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, with music beginning at 7:15 p.m. The performance is a presentation of the Chamber Music Society of Good Shepherd and is free and open to the public. For information, contact Henson Markham at (904) 346-0373.

UNF performances will be held on the Green, weather permitting, Wednesday, April 17, and Thursday, April 18. All UNF performances start at 8 p.m. with live music beginning at 7:45 p.m. General admission for UNF performances is $15 and $5 for students with a valid ID. For reservations, call the UNF Ticket Box Office at (904) 620-2878. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate beginning at 7:30 p.m. Parking is available at the Fine Arts Center Parking Garage, Garage 44. For information about the UNF performances, contact the UNF Department of English at (904) 620-2273. 



Atlantic Beach performances will be held in Johansen Park at 8 p.m., Friday, April 19, and again Saturday, April 20. Live music begins at 7:45 p.m. Atlantic Beach performances are free and open to the public. Patrons should bring chairs and a picnic dinner, if they choose. In case of rain, there will be one Atlantic Beach performance at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 21. For information about Atlantic Beach performances, contact Linda Ginsberg at (904) 246-4061.



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