CU to perform abridged 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare'

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Joan C. McKinney

Campbellsville University

Back by popular demand, Campbellsville University's Director of Student Activities Andrew Ward, along with two of his friends, will perform "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" on Jan. 13-15.

The concept is for three men to perform 37 shows of Shakespeare in less than two hours. There will be three performances, including Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., all in the Russ Mobley Theater of the Alumni Building.

Tickets are $8 and reservations can be made by calling 789-5161. All seating is general admission. Making a reservation, however, can ensure seating on the floor level.

Ward said, "If you love Shakespeare, you'll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you'll love this show!"

Ward, along with his friends, Kyle Biery, director of theater at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., and Travis Stansell, a police officer from Morristown, Tenn., who has studied drama, will perform 37 plays in 90 minutes.

Ward said the event, which is part of CU's Welcome Week activities, is "Bigger and better than Barnum & Bailey, more mystifying than David Copperfield, the best Off-Broadway show to hit the area since 'Cats!'"

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 9, with evening classes beginning at 5:15 p.m. or later, and day classes at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10.

For more information, contact Ward at 789-5161.