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Macbeth to be performed by the touring Shakespeare group, Actors From The London Stage, February 26-28, 2015

Actors From The London Stage is one of the oldest touring Shakespeare theater companies in the world and they will be performing Macbeth at Vassar College, February 26-28.

The company has an innovative approach: Five actors perform all of the parts in the play, each handling multiple roles. The group tours approximately 16-20 colleges and universities each year with the goal of making Shakespeare exciting and accessible to new audiences. The performances at Vassar are free and open the public. Each show begins at 8 pm in the Martel Theater of the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film. Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning February 10. Contact boxoffice@vassar.edu or (845) 437-5599 to reserve.

Actors From The London Stage performers hail from such stages as the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. In addition to the Macbeth performances, the group will bring their expertise to classroom visits and workshops during a residency at Vassar. This program is supported by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

Vassar College strives to make its events, performances, and facilities accessible to all. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations should contact the Box Office at least 48 hours in advance of the production at (845) 437-5599. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space/and or assistance may not be available. For detailed information about accessibility to specific campus facilities, search for “campus accessibility information” on the Vassar homepage (http://www.vassar.edu).

Directions to the Vassar campus, located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, are available at www.vassar.edu/directions.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, January 15, 2015