International Shakespeare troupe performing at Rice March 10-12


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Jeff Falk

International Shakespeare troupe performing at Rice March 10-12
Actors From The London Stage to perform ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

HOUSTON — (Feb. 9, 2016) — Actors From The London Stage, an international touring theater troupe based in London and the University of Notre Dame in the United States, will be in residency at Rice University March 10-12. They will perform William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the university’s Hamman Hall, 6100 Main St. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. March 10-12.

0209_ACTORS“Join the Actors From The London Stage as they bring the fairy-filled love stories of Hermia, Helena, Lysander and Demetrius to life at Rice,” said Christina Keefe, professor in the practice and director of Rice’s Theatre Program.

The troupe, an educational program developed by Homer Swander at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and founded by famed actor Patrick Stewart, is now in its 37th year touring approximately 16 to 20 universities to give communities, students and faculty the opportunity to experience dynamic and enriching performing arts.

All roles will be played by five veterans of classical theatre: Patrick Moy, Claire Redcliffe, Samuel Collings, Ffion Jolly and Chris Donnelly. The program’s performers come from prestigious theater companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, as well as from appearances in film and on the BBC.

The troupe’s residency is being underwritten by the Alan and Shirley Grob Endowment for Shakespeare and the Grob Fund for Shakespeare in Performance, with additional support from Rice University and the university’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts and Department of English.

Tickets are $15 for Rice students, alumni, faculty, staff and senior citizens; $20 for general admission; and $10 per person for groups of 10 and more. Tickets are available in advance by calling 713-348-7529 or e-mailing

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.