FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shakespeare Returns to St. John’s College
St. John’s College is proud to announce the return of live Shakespeare performances to its campus. Presented by Shakespeare in Santa Fe and the Shakespeare Guild, the performances are devised and directed by acclaimed director and playwright, Nagle Jackson. and produced by Rachel Kelly and John F. Andrews. An ensemble of actors and musicians will perform highlights from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Pericles, The Taming of the Shrew, and other classics.
About the Director:
NAGLE JACKSON has directed at major theaters throughout the U.S. and on Broadway, (The Utter Glory Of Morrissey Hall, starring Celeste Holm, Mark Hellinger Theater, 1979) in Europe and was the first American ever invited to direct in the Soviet Union. He served as Artistic Director of both the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (1970-76) and the Tony Award winning McCarter Theatre, Princeton (1979-90). He stepped down from the McCarter to pursue his dual career as playwright and director. His play, Opera Comique, debuted at A.C.T., San Francisco and then played the Kennedy Center with a cast including Eli Wallach, Ann Jackson and Brian Beford under Mr. Jackson's direction. His play, The Elevation of Thieves was awarded the $150,000 Onassis Foundation International Playwright's award, presented to Jackson by the president of Greece. Seven of his plays have been published by Dramatists Play Service and are regularly presented both here and, in translation, abroad. Mr. Jackson resides in Princeton Junction, NJ with his wife, Sandy. He was a Fulbright Fellow for theatrical studies in Paris, and holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Whitman College.
An Enchanting Medley of Scenes and Songs From Shakespeare’s Most Popular Comedies
Friday August 16 through Sunday, August 18, 7:30 p.m.
St. John’s College
(Center of campus above koi-pond placita)
1160 Camino Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505
$20 in advance ($12 for students)
Call 505-988-1234 or visit www.TicketsSantaFe.org
For more details, call 505-231-0190 or visit www.shakesguild.org/events.html
Pre-show music begins at 6:30 p.m., and picnic items are available for purchase.
Seating is by advance ticket purchase only.
"I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law."