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Shakespeare Meets Disco in Spring Theater Production

Published on April 22, 2010

SELINSGROVE—Susquehanna University’s Department of Theatre will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” April 22 to 25 at 8 p.m. at the university’s Degenstein Center Theater.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is the bard’s beloved romance about the many dimensions of love. Susquehanna’s imaginative production moves the action forward in time, casting the drama into the 1970s. Douglas Powers, professor of theatre and artistic director, explained: "The play is about love: courtly love, romantic love, sexual love and platonic love. Set to the tune of Donna Summer."

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for non-Susquehanna University students. They can be purchased by visiting the box office in the Degenstein Center Theater lobby or by calling 570-372-ARTS. The box office is open from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.

Karen M. Jones

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