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Actors From The London Stage To Perform "the Tempest" At Una

Feb. 28, 2020

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392 FLORENCE, AL - For the second year, the Actors From The London Stage will be in residence at the University of North Alabama for a week of performances and instruction. The touring group will bring Shakespeare's "The Tempest" to campus for two performances at the George S. Lindsey Theater on Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m. "UNA is fortunate to be among only eight colleges on the spring tour of Actors From The London Stage, who bring our campus and community Shakespeare performances by experienced professionals as well as classroom experiences for UNA students in a wide variety of majors, including English, Theatre, Sociology, and Geography," said Dr. Cynthia Burkhead, Department of English Chair. "Without the generosity of the Albert S. Johnston, Jr., Endowment, bringing Actors From the London Stage to UNA would not be possible." In addition to the public performances, the Actors From The London Stage will visit 15 classrooms to work with students. They will also stage a performance of "The Tempest" at the Limestone Correctional Facility as part of the Inside/Out Prison Exchange course offered through the Department of English. Actors From The London Stage, whose founding director is Sir Patrick Stewart, includes a new cast of five actors each semester. The actors come from such notable theater companies, such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre of Great Britain, and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Many are recognized for their work in film and television. The Actors From The London Stage residency is made possible by the Albert S. Johnston, Jr. Endowment. Dr. Albert Sidney Johnston came to UNA, then Florence State College, in 1954, and he served the University in a number of roles until his retirement in 974 and death in 1979. It is in honor of his dedication to Shakespeare that the Albert S. Johnston, Jr. Endowment was created. General admission tickets for "The Tempest" are $10 and are available at the UNA Bookstore and the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts. UNA student tickets are $5 and are available at the UNA Bookstore. Remaining tickets will be available at the box office before each performance. About The University of North Alabama The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/