Campus News 2009

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2009

Actors from the London Stage coming in October

All the world’s a stage, and it will be Schreiner University’s turn in the spotlight when Actors from the London Stage, one of the oldest Shakespeare touring companies in the world, brings five noted British actors to the university October 12-17. The actors will present three performances of Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” with tickets available to the public. They also will meet with five classes a day at Schreiner in a number of disciplines, including science, aesthetics, English and theater, and with local high school students and their teachers.

Five Faces of the Actors From the London Stage

From left to right, Caroline Devlin, Dale Rapley, Terence Wilton, Richard Neale and Rina Mahoney, the Actors from the London Stage cast that will be performing “King Lear” at Schreiner University October 14-16.

Actors from the London Stage was developed more than 30 years ago by Professor Homer Swander at the University of California-Santa Barbara and founded by the distinguished British actor, Patrick Stewart, as well known for his Shakespeare performances as for Star Trek’s Capt. Jean Luc Picard. The actors who tour with the company have worked extensively in film and television in England, where the AFTLS productions are housed and cast, as well as on stages at The Old Vic, the Globe Theatre and Edinburgh Festival, and with companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Sir Peter Hall Company and the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain.

The five actors for this tour are Caroline Devlin, Dale Rapley, Terence Wilton, Richard Neale and Rina Mahoney. In performing “King Lear,” to paraphrase the play’s author, each man (and woman) plays many parts.

The public performances will be at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 14-16 in the Dietert Auditorium on the Schreiner campus. General admission tickets are $15; student tickets are $5. Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 14 available at the information desk in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center at Schreiner; Bank of the Hills, 1075 Junction Hwy; Guadalupe National Bank, 1309 Bandera Hwy.; and Security State Bank & Trust, 1130 Junction Hwy.

The AFTLS visit to Schreiner is sponsored by the university’s Center for Innovative Learning. The performances are being underwritten by the CIL’s LaBatt Lecture Series and Margaret Syers Lecture Series and the generosity of Mrs. Barbara Hailey.

For more information about the AFTLS visit to Schreiner, go to the Web site at or call or e-mail Elizabeth Loggie at 830-792-7211, For more information about AFTLS, visit their Web site at

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