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Press Release for Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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

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 seventh annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park, a project designed to present authentic, accessible and bold productions of Shakespeare’s plays for contemporary audiences.

Jealousy, adultery, infanticide and fairy tale, in addition to getting eaten by a bear and the passage of 16 years, followed by love, miracle, resurrection and forgiveness characterize “The Winter’s Tale,” one of Shakespeare’s last plays. Directed by Dr. Pam Monteleone, UNF associate professor of English, the cast features UNF students and members of the Jacksonville community.

The production opens Monday April 4, and will be repeated Tuesday, April 5, on the UNF Green in front of the Fine Arts Center, Building 45, weather permitting. Both performances begin at 8 p.m. The production will also travel to Riverside, performing in Worsham Hall at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9. The April 9 performance will be followed by a panel discussion. All performances are free and open to the public. For information about either of these performances, contact the UNF Department of English at (904) 620-2273.

Final performances of “The Winter’s Tale” will be performed at Johansen Park in Atlantic Beach at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16. A rain date is set for 8 p.m. Sunday, April 17. Backstreets Catering will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public. For information about the Atlantic Beach Performance, contact Linda Ginsberg at (904) 246-4061.

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.