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Vincennes University introduces classic plays to young audiences

April 8, 2019 / Vincennes University introduces classic plays to young audiences

VINCENNES, Ind. - The National Players theatre company will bring two theatre classics to Vincennes University’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center on April 25 and April 26.

America's longest-running classical touring group will perform Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night” April 25, 7 p.m. (EDT), and Friday’s performance will be Arthur Miller's “The Crucible” at 7 p.m. Both performances will take place at VU’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center and will be followed by a question and answer session.

On April 25, 4 p.m., the public is invited to attend a free acting workshop in Stage Combat at the Skelton Center.

Tickets for each production is $2 and can be purchased at the door starting one hour before performances. Free tickets are available for all VU students and employees with a VU ID.

NATIONAL PLAYERS

Celebrating its 70th season, National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theater to communities large and small across the United States. Founded in 1949, National Players stimulates youthful imagination and critical thinking by presenting classic plays in invigorating ways for modern audiences.

National Players is the hallmark outreach program of Olney Theatre Center, a Helen Hayes Award-winning theatre in suburban Washington, DC. A model for artistic collaboration and national education outreach, National Players embodies the Olney Theatre Center educational pedagogy: to unleash the creative potential in our audiences and artists and to stimulate individual empowerment. National Players exemplifies these goals by presenting self-sustained productions of Shakespeare and other classics to learners of all ages and in all environments. Through performances and integrated educational programs, National Players empowers these learners to build stronger communities through artistic collaboration.

National Players has performed in 41 states; at the White House; and for the American military in Europe, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. Committed to artistic excellence and community engagement, National Players has brought literature to life for nearly three million people.

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Vincennes University Newsroom

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VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Department of University Relations, www.vinu.edu/newsroom

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