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Cambridge American Stage Tour Brings Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night “ to FSU
08/26/2006

CAST, the Cambridge American Stage Tour will bring William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” to Frostburg State University on Wednesday, Sept. 13, for a 7:30 p.m. performance in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre of the Performing Arts Center.

Since 1999, CAST, the Cambridge University American Stage Tour, has sent the brightest theatrical talent from Cambridge University, England, across the Atlantic to perform Shakespeare to audiences in the United States.

Directed and produced entirely by members of the student body, this year’s offering is one of Shakespeare’s greatest works, containing aspects typical of Elizabethan and Jacobean comedy: twins, mistaken identity, thwarted love, pranks and a punning clown. Viola is dressed as a boy and is in love with Duke Orsino, but Orsino is in love with Olivia. Olivia’s servant Malvolio thinks Olivia is in love with him, but Olivia is really in love with Viola -- or is that Viola’s twin brother Sebastian? Only the fool, Feste, knows the truth! In “Twelfth Night” Shakespeare shows that life is, and must be, a mixture of both comedy and tragedy and that our role is to capture happiness and to hold onto it for as long as possible.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for the general public. For information or reservations, call (301) 687-4145.

This event is being sponsored by the Department of English at Frostburg State Unviersity, with support from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost and the FSU Foundation.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu