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2012-01-19

Actors from the London Stage returns to Schreiner

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Laurence Olivier once said, "The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand."

Actors from the London Stage (AFTLS ) 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." Curtain goes up at 7:30 pm., Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 2, 3 and 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 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Ballroom 1 on the second floor of the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center at Schreiner.

"We are very fortunate to have a production of this caliber 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," Mulry said. "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."

He continued, "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's entertaining and informative lecture is free and open to the public.

Tickets for the performances of "Twelf Night" are $20 for adults and $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 am to 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 contacting 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.

"CIL events take place regularly during our academic year. They are free and open to the public and have been well received by the community.

Proceeds from these ticket sales will
go toward bringing more and better programming to our students and the community," York said.

For more information about Schreiner and other CIL programs, visit www.schreiner.edu.

For more information about Actors from the London Stage, visit the Notre Dame University website at www.nd.edu/~aftls.