February 26, 2018 / Putting a spin on two classic stage plays
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VINCENNES, Ind. - The National Players theatre company will bring two classic stage plays to Vincennes University’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center in March. William Shakespeare’s “Othello” will be presented March 19 at 7 p.m. (EST), and an adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” will be offered on March 20, at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the productions are $2 and can be purchased in advance online at www.vinu.edu/redskelton, by phone at 812-888-4039, or in person at the Skelton Center Box Office. Tickets will also be available starting one hour before show times.
The theatre company will also conduct a 45-minute acting workshop March 19 at 4 p.m. at the Skelton Center. Interested students and community members are invited to attend, free of charge.
The war is over, and Othello, a peerless and good-hearted military commander, is returning home to marry his love, Desdemona. He meets the hate and anger his dark skin and foreign origin provoke head-on; but he is not prepared to be consumed in the machinations of his most trusted servant, Iago, who spins a web of deceit that spreads and entangles everyone in its path. National Players brings Shakespeare’s celebrated tragedy into modern light, spinning its central themes of institutional racism, unconditional trust, and the nature of identity into a barbed and brutal story of our contemporary world.
ABOUT “ALICE IN WONDERLAND”
All Alice wants is a little entertainment in the middle of a boring picnic. She spots an unusual rabbit and chases it down a deep, deep hole. what she finds when she lands is more strange and exciting than she could have ever imagined. In this high-energy, world-premiere adaptation, the National Players follow Alice through a constantly shifting world as she explores a Wonderland never seen before, created with live projections, shadow puppetry, original music, pop-up books, flamingo mallets, a caterpillar tango, and more.
THE NATIONAL PLAYERS
National Players is America’s longest running classical touring company, now in its 68th consecutive season. Having earned a distinctive place in American theater, National Players is committed to the formation of young theatrical talent and audiences. National Players seeks to celebrate the experience of theater-going by presenting the world’s greatest dramatic literature. The National Players is the touring program of Olney (Maryland) Theatre Center for the Arts. Information is available at www.nationalplayers.org.
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