Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120

Unique Troupe, Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, to Present Seven Public Performances March 13-18 at Centenary College

Shenandoah Shakespeare Express
The Seven Deadly Sins in Dr. Faustus. From top to bottom: Pride, Sloth, Wrath, Greed, Envy, Lust, and Gluttony.

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Shenandoah Shakespeare Express begins its annual visit to the Centenary College campus on Monday, March 13. This year the troupe will present Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus in addition to Shakespeare's Richard II and Much Ado about Nothing. The performances, all held in Kilpatrick Auditorium, will be held as follows:

Monday, March 13, 7 p.m.: Dr. Faustus
Tuesday, March 14, 7 p.m.: Much Ado about Nothing
Wednesday, March 15, 7 p.m.: Richard II
Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m.: Dr. Faustus
Friday, March 17, 7 p.m.: Richard II
Saturday, March 18, 2 p.m.: Dr. Faustus
Saturday, March 18, 7 p.m.: Much Ado about Nothing

The Kilpatrick Auditorium is located in the Smith Building on the Centenary campus at the corner of Woodlawn and Kings Highway.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $7.50 for students, $10 for those over 65, and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be reserved by calling the English Department at 318-869-5254, between 8: a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays. Tickets will also be available at Kilpatrick Auditorium one hour before each performance.

The internationally acclaimed Shenandoah Shakespeare Express is an energetic ensemble that performs under conditions closely approximating those for which Shakespeare wrote. SSE actors and directors commit to "two hours' traffic of our stage"; to a cast of 12 actors who double roles; to thrust staging; and to universal lighting, which ensures that the audience and the actors can see and, more importantly, engage each other. In short, the SSE aims to give audiences some of the pleasures that an Elizabethan playgoer would have enjoyed.

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