Shakespeare Festival to offer culture, entertainment Jan. 27 to 29

UNIONTOWN, Pa. – The 42nd annual Shakespeare Festival will be held at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus from Monday, Jan. 27, to Wednesday, Jan 29, in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the campus’ Community Center. All events are free and open to the public.

This year’s festival will include demonstrations and performances by the National Players, a unique theatre ensemble that brings productions to communities across the United States.

The first demonstration, titled “The Actors’ Journey,” will be led by the National Players at noon Monday, Jan 27. A demonstration titled “Vocal Technique” will be held at noon Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The National Players will perform “The Comedy of Errors” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. Confusion abounds and hilarity ensues as everyone in town tries to figure out why people are behaving so strangely.

The National Players will also perform “Macbeth” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. One of Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedies, “Macbeth” is a twisted tale that examines the brutal consequences of unchecked ambition.

In addition to the special events taking place in the Community Center, there will also be various exhibits in the Penn State Fayette, Eberly Library featuring items pertaining to Shakespeare’s work.

For more information about these upcoming events, contact Festival Chairman Dennis F. Brestensky at 724-438-7294 or Chad Long, director of Student Affairs, at 724-430-4208.

Last Updated January 10, 2014