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Mount Marty College to Host National Players Theatre Troupe


Published Date3\27\2014
With what has become a long-standing tradition dating over five decades, Mount Marty College is proud to host the National Players for a return visit to South Dakota. America's Longest-Running Touring Company is set to hit stages in Yankton April 6-8 as part of Tour 65. The ten-member company will present William Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS on Sunday April 6, and THE ODYSSEY, based on Homer's epic, on Monday, April 7. Each performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Marian Auditorium on the Yankton campus. General admission tickets for these evening performances are available at the door only beginning at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for students of any age.

In addition to the public performances, a school matinee for area high school students will be held at Mount Marty College Tuesday, April 8, with the production of Shakespeare's MACBETH set to begin at 10 a.m. Students from Whiting High School, Remsen St. Mary's, Parker High School, Armour High School, Menno High School, Harrisburg High School, Dakota Valley High School, Irene-Wakonda High School, Platte-Geddes High School, Dell Rapids St. Mary's High School, West Holt High School, Beresford High School, Colome High School, Crofton High School, Flandreau Indian School, Cedar Catholic High School, and Emerson-Hubbard High School will be on campus for the annual Theatre Day event. Limited seats ($2) are still available for this performance; please call 605-668-1495 for more information.

The National Players 2013-2014 tour is a part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Area high schools will benefit from this program as company members of National Players will be visiting classrooms on Monday, April 7, with workshops scheduled for Armour High School and Menno High School.

This year's tour began in September. Prior to the South Dakota visit, the Players will be performing at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Charles City High School (IA), and Quinlan-Ford High School (TX). For more information on the National Players, please visit their website at www.nationalplayers.org or contact Andy Henrickson, Mount Marty College director of theatre, at 605-668-1495 or ahenrickson@mtmc.edu.