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Dept. of Drama and Dance Performance Calendar

Hofstra University, Department of Drama and Dance, The 69th Annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Directed by Ilona Pierce. The Hofstra Globe Stage, Martin and Toni Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, March 1-11

69th Annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

Directed by Ilona Pierce

In what may well be Shakespeare's first play, Valentine and Proteus, the “two gents” of the title, find their relationship put to the test when they both fall in love with the same woman. Complicating their pursuit are outlaws, rivals, a jilted lover, two mismatched servants, and even an obstinate dog!

Performed on the Hofstra Globe Stage.
Dates/Times: March 1 through 11

Friday, March 2 and 9, at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3 and 10, at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4 and 11, at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at 8 p.m.
Location: Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

Tickets to each performance is $10, $8 senior citizen. Members of the Hofstra community receive two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.
For tickets and information call the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644, or purchase tickets online at www.hofstratickets.com.  If seats are still available on the day of performance, tickets will be sold at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to showtime.


Hofstra University, Department of Drama and Dance, The 69th Annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival presents William Shakespeare's Something Wicked A One-Hour Macbeth. Adapted by Maureen Connolly McFeely. Directed by Jean Dobie Giebel. The Hofstra Globe Stage, Martin and Toni Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, March 8 & 10

SOMETHING WICKED - A One-Hour Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Adapted by Maureen McFeely Directed by Jean Dobie Giebel.

Filled with witchcraft, betrayal, and ambition run amok, this one-hour touring adaptation is an excellent introduction to Shakespeare, suitable for young audiences. Performed on campus on the Hofstra Globe Stage.

Dates/Times: Thursday, March 8, at 8 p.m. -Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. – Special Performance with The Collegium Musicum

Location: Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

Tickets to each performance is $10, $8 senior citizen. Members of the Hofstra community receive two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.
For tickets and information call the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644, or purchase tickets online at www.hofstratickets.com.  If seats are still available on the day of performance, tickets will be sold at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to showtime.


Hofstra University, Department of Drama and Dance, The 69th Annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival proudly presents: Valerie Clayman Pye. In a panel discussion on embodied performance and the new globe stage with David M Henderson, Christopher Dippel and Jean Dobie Giebel, moderator

Embodied Performance and the New Globe Stage

A panel on the intersection of scholarship and practical theater featuring Valerie Clayman Pye, author of Unearthing Shakespeare, and Hofstra drama professors: David Henderson, designer of the Hofstra Globe stage; and Christopher Dippel, director of last year's production of Hamlet. The discussion will be moderated by Something Wicked director Jean Dobie Giebel.

Valerie Clayman Pye is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at LIU Post, where she teaches acting, voice and speech, and Shakespeare in Performance. She holds a PhD in Performance Practice, Drama and an MFA in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter, where she worked with Shakespeare's Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her article, "Shakespeare's Globe: theatre architecture and the performance of authenticity" was recently named one of the most-read articles in the journal Shakespeare in the last three years. She also holds an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College. Valerie is a professional actor and director whose work has reached audiences in over twenty countries. As a voice and speech coach, Valerie has worked in theatre, film, and television coaching Academy, BAFTA, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award nominees. In 2015 the British Council named her a finalist for the UK Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.

Date/Time: Friday, March 2, 4 p.m.

Location: Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

Free admission. Open to the public.


Hofstra University, Department of Drama and Dance, The 69th Annual Hofstra Shakespeare Festival presents the Annual Shakespeare Lecture. Jason O'Connell Hofstra Alumnus, Class of 1993

The Annual Shakespeare Lecture
JASON O'CONNELL
Hofstra Alumnus, Class of 1993

As an actor of Shakespeare, Jason has performed with Texas Shakespeare Festival, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, American Players Theatre, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Pearl Theatre, and Bedlam. The roles he has played include: Bottom, Hamlet, Oberon, Falstaff, Polixenes, Parolles, Berowne, Benedick, Petruchio, and Richard III and many others. Some highlights of Jason's many non-Shakespeare credits include his one-man show, The Dork Knight, and Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's Don Juan in Hell, forwhich he won a 2014 NYIT Award for Best Actor.

"Jason O'Connell is one my favorite actors on the planet. Watching him at work is a master class in the art of PLAY. He is incredibly rigorous, and at the same time, incredibly free and responsive to what is actually happening right now."
- Davis McCallum (Artistic Director, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival)

Date/Time: Monday, March 5, 7 p.m.

Location: Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

Free admission. Open to the public.


Hofstra University, Department of Drama and Dance, The House of Bernarda Alba, Directed by Rod Gomez, Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus, April 6 - 15

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
by Federico García Lorca

The greatest of modern Spanish tragedies, The House of Bernarda Alba is the story of a family in mourning, led by a stern matriarch. Upon the passing of her husband, Bernarda announces to her five daughters that the family will observe the traditional eight-years of cloistered mourning. Each daughter desires love, but with the doors clamped shut, they silently turn to other pursuits. Ultimately, the pressure of this caged passion leads to a tragic climax that is unrelenting in its severity and terror.

Dates/Times: April 6 through 15
Friday, April 6 and 13, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 7 and 14, at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 8 and 15, at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at 8 p.m.
Location: Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus

Tickets to each performance is $10, $8 senior citizen. Members of the Hofstra community receive two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.
For tickets and information call the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644, or purchase tickets online at www.hofstratickets.com.  If seats are still available on the day of performance, tickets will be sold at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to showtime.


Spring Dance, April 19 - 22

THE SPRING 2018 FACULTY DANCE

Featuring Hofstra faculty choreographers and special guests to be announced.

Dates/Times: April 19 through 22
Thursday, April 19, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m.
Location: Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

Tickets to each performance is $10, $8 senior citizen. Members of the Hofstra community receive two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.
For tickets and information call the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644, or purchase tickets online at www.hofstratickets.com.  If seats are still available on the day of performance, tickets will be sold at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to showtime.


Hofstra University, Department of Drama and Dance, The Student Rep, A Festival of Student Works, May 4-7, Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus

STUDENT REP

An exciting festival of student acting, directing and dance, presented over four days.
Dates/Times: May 4 through 7
Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at 7 p.m. Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m.
Location: Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus
Admission: FREE

For more information call the Department of Drama and Dance at 516-463-5444.


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