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National Players to Perform Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" at FSU, Offer Playwrighting Seminar

One of William Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, the "Comedy of Errors," will be performed by the National Players at Frostburg State University on Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Drama Theatre.

This performance is open to the public. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. For more information, call (301) 687-4145, Monday-Friday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The National Players, the oldest classical touring company of its kind, is an educational acting troupe from the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts in Olney, Maryland. Selected from among the most talented graduates of the country's top college and university theatre programs, the Players embrace the idea of young actors engaging young audiences, and instilling in them an appreciation for the theatre-going experience. Throughout its 51-year history, the troupe has appeared in a vast repertory including works by such playwrights as Shakespeare, O'Neill, Moliere, Kafka, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Tom Stoppard and Peter Shaffer. They have been the resident company of the Department of Theatre, University of Maryland at College Park since 1992.

In addition to their Saturday night performance, the National Players will lead several playwrighting and acting workshops for FSU theatre students, area middle and high school classes and the Meadow Mountain Youth camp from March 29 through 31.

A Mini-Playwrighting Festival on Sunday will offer students who completed their original plays the opportunity to direct and work with the actors to prepare for an evening presentation. A public play reading and discussion will be held that afternoon from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the Drama Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. The play reading is free and open to the public.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, (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