Campus News 2011

For Immediate Release
December 15, 2011

Actors from the London Stage return to Schreiner in February

Actors from London Stage

Laurence Olivier once said, “The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand.” Actors from the London Stage is a professional acting troupe that brilliantly creates full productions of Shakespeare with a bare stage, a few props and five actors. Hands are also used.

AFTLS was last here in 2009, performing “King Lear.” They return with “Twelfth Night,” 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 2-4 at the Dietert Auditorium on the Schreiner campus. Schreiner University will be one of only five venues for the group’s spring tour.

Dr. David Mulry, head of the English department at Schreiner and a fellow countryman of Shakespeare, will present a lecture about the historical background and plot of “Twelfth Night” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in ballroom 1 on the second floor of the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center at Schreiner. He had this to say about the AFTLS:

“‘We are very fortunate to have a production of this calibre on campus again. The last time they were here was with "King Lear," a marvelous performance that many of our juniors and seniors still talk about, this time we get the wonderful romantic comedy ‘Twelfth Night,’ and we’re anticipating another show that will live in the memory for some time to come. I took some of our Schreiner students to the London Globe this summer and and now Schreiner is bringing the London stage to Kerrville. Don't miss this opportunity,’ Mulry said, with a glint in his eye that belied his years and a crisp English accent tickling the air like notes from a bell made out of pure Britishness.”

The entertaining and informative lecture is free and open to the public.    

Actors from London Stage Tickets for the performances will go on sale Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. Admission will be $20 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the information desk on the first floor of the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center at Schreiner and by calling 830-792-7211.

The group will arrive at Schreiner on Monday, Jan. 30 and will visit university classes. They will offer a Master Class 10:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 4. The class will be open to the public for a $25 fee. Full-time Schreiner students may participate at no cost. Those interested should make a reservation by calling or e-mailing Elizabeth Loggie, associate director of volunteer programs, at 830-792-7211 or ehloggie@schreiner.edu.

“AFTLS is an amazing week of education and inspiration,” Loggie said. “It truly illustrates Schreiner’s commitment to learning by heart.”

The AFTLS visit is part of the Margaret Syers Lecture Series, sponsored by Schreiner’s Center for Innovative Learning under the direction of Martha York. For more information about Schreiner and other CIL programs, visit the website at www.schreiner.edu.
 
Watch Dr. David Mulry's Lecture on "Twelfth Night"

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