Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

October 1, 2003

Actors to Perform Works of Shakespeare at Whitworth

A pair of Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors will perform scenes from Shakespeare's plays and contemporary and classical literature on Monday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hixson Union Building Café at Whitworth College. Admission is $5. For more information, please call (509) 777-3253. Tickets can be purchased from the English Department or at the performance.

Based in Ashland, Ore., the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is the nation's oldest and largest theatre in rotating repertory. The festival presents an eight-month season of 11 plays-five by Shakespeare and six by classic and contemporary playwrights-in rotating repertory in three theatres.

The actors are visiting Whitworth as part of the festival's School Visit Program, which is designed to carry out the festival's commitment to bring theatre to young people and young people to theatre. After the festival ended its 2002 season, teams of actors visited 181 schools and organizations, reaching more than 100,000 students in four states.

The 2003 School Visit Program is funded in part by a grant from Bank of America, The Frances and Townsend Burden Foundation and the support of many members of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,200 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.

Contacts:

Lisa Sem-Rodrigues, program assistant, English department and women's studies program, Whitworth College, (509) 77-3253 or lrodrigues@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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