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.
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
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