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Press Release for Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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

Media Contact: Amanda Dawson, PR Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192


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


Questions about justice, mercy, license and what constitutes government of the self and the state characterize “Measure for Measure,” one of Shakespeare’s late tragicomedies. Directed by Dr. Pam Monteleone, UNF associate professor of English, the cast features University students and members of the Jacksonville community. All productions are free and open to the public.


The production opens 8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, and will repeat 8 p.m. both Friday, April 7, and Saturday April 8, on the UNF Green, in front of the Fine Arts Center, Building 45.


The production will travel to Johansen Park in Atlantic Beach for performances 8 p.m. Friday, April 14, and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15, with a rain date set for 8 p.m. Sunday, April 16. Catering will be available during the Atlantic Beach performances beginning at 7 p.m. Some chairs will be provided; patrons may also bring their own chairs/blankets.


The final performances of “Measure for Measure” will take place 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in Worsham Hall at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton Street, in Jacksonville. Friday’s performance will be followed by a panel discussion on issues raised by the play.


For information about the UNF performances or the Church of the Good Shepherd performances, contact the UNF Department of English at (904) 620-2273. For information about the Atlantic Beach Performances, 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.