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A tribute to the Bard: Actors from the London Stage present 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Feb. 5 at McCain

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 

MANHATTAN — As part of "Shakespeare in the Little Apple," a series of Kansas State University and community events in the spring semester honoring the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, the McCain Performance Series will present the playwright's classic "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in McCain Auditorium, performed by the world-renowned Actors from the London Stage.

The five actors in the troupe — Caroline Devlin, Christopher Staines, Nicholas Tigg, Jan Shepherd and Guy Burgess — play multiple roles in the production that uses an uncut script, simple costumes and minimal scenery with an emphasis on language.

Actors from the London Stage, housed at the University of Notre Dame, is an educational and theatrical program that brings the classically trained actors from major English theatres to college campuses for a week of residencies. Begun in 1975 by Professor Homer Swander of the University of California, Santa Barbara and British actor Patrick Stewart, Actors from the London Stage's special program of performance and education has visited 150 campuses.

Tickets for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" start at $14.50, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428. For a full list of “Shakespeare in the Little Apple” events, visit k-state.edu/Shakespeare400. A complete list of shows in the McCain Performance Series can be found at k-state.edu/mccain.


Todd Holmberg


McCain Performance Series