UAH to host "Hungry Hearts" performances by ASC on Tour

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The ASC theatre company will once again visit UAH during the spring semester performing Romeo and Juliet, and two other performances, Feb. 7-9.

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The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) on Tour will perform three plays on three consecutive nights in The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Conference Training Center Exhibit Hall. The "2017 Hungry Hearts Tour," is sponsored by the Huntsville Literary Association, the UAH English Department, and the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta.

The first play, Romeo and Juliet, will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. It will be preceded by a lecture from UAH Assistant Professor of English, Dr. Chad Thomas at 6 p.m.

The second play, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. It will be preceded by a lecture from UAH Associate Professor of English, Dr. Angela Balla at 6 p.m.

The third play, Our Town, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. It will be preceded by a lecture from UAH Associate Professor of English, Dr. Jeff Nelson at 6 p.m.

ASC, a theater company based in Staunton, VA, has "delighted Huntsville audiences for many years with its commitment to Shakespearian staging practices," said Dr. Angela Balla. "These include role doubling, cross-gender casting, and thrust staging, all of which the company does with the house lights on so actors and audience members can see one another. These plays, part of the ASC's 'Hungry Hearts' tour, offer audiences breath-taking opportunities to consider what happens when fantasies - some dark, some light - take living shape."

Seating and ticket pricing is as follows:

  • Students: $15
  • HLA members: $20
  • Seniors (65 and older): $20
  • General Public: $25

Tickets are available through the Arts Council and the UAH English Department (Morton Hall 222; 256-824-6320), and online through the Huntsville Literary Association (http://hlahsv.org/Programs/american-shakespeare-center-on-tour). Teachers may also contact Dr. Balla (angela.balla@uah.edu) for more information.


Contact

Dr. Angela Balla
angela.balla@uah.edu

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