Press Release for Tuesday, April 4, 2017
UNF English Department Presents Annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park Season
Amanda Dawson, PR Specialist
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
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.
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