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Royal Shakespeare Company coming to Furman via Blu-ray

Two-Gentlemen-Verona-Live-From-Stratford-234x317The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Furman University is partnering with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in England to present encore screenings of five of Shakespeare’s plays that were produced this season at the RSC Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

All screenings will take place on the Furman campus in Burgiss Theater of the Trone Student Center.

The program begins with The Two Gentlemen of Verona on Friday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m.  Tickets are $18 for the general public, $16 for OLLI members, and $10 for students.  Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the OLLI Office at 864-294-2998.  They will also be available at the door.

The productions will be transmitted live in HD in Europe using similar technology that the Metropolitan Opera has made popular in the U.S.  Due to the time difference and to allow greater flexibility, productions shown in the United States are encore presentations of the live productions and feature state-of-the-art Blu-ray technology.

Future performances are scheduled November through May and include Henry IV Parts I & II, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing.

For more information, contact the OLLI@Furman office at 864-294-2998.

Last updated October 12, 2014
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