(January 26, 2015)

Centenary presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College's Department of Theatre and Dance and Marjorie Lyons Playhouse present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) this February as their annual student production. Directed by junior theatre major Abigail Dillard, performances are scheduled for Thursday, February 5, through Saturday, February 7, at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance Sunday, February 8, at 2 p.m.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) begins Thursday, February 5

This comedy follows college students as they attempt to present all of Shakespeare's works in one evening. Full of energy, improvisation, and jokes, this play will leave audience members laughing until everything hurts. Centenary College students are involved in all aspects of this show from the direction, scenic and lighting design, and publicity to acting. This annual student production allows students throughout the department to showcase the skills they have learned throughout their career at Centenary, with the guidance of faculty members.

Along with Dillard, the production team consists of stage managers E. Grace Rambo and John LaCosta, costume designer Julia Eckelkamp, and house manager/publicity coordinator Regina Price. Freshman Billie Brimberry is also assisting Dillard with lighting design.

The production will be presented in black box on the stage floor; seating is limited. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. Tickets can be purchased at the door and online; cost is $15 for adults; $10 for seniors, alumni, and military; and $5 for non-Centenary students. Centenary students, faculty, and staff are admitted free.

For more information, contact Lorna Dopson at the box office at 318.869.5074.