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‘Shakespeare’s Women’ set for Nov. 17-20

October 28, 2016: The Clarke Drama Department will perform the play "Shakespeare’s Women," Nov. 17 through Nov. 20 in Terence Donaghoe Hall.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, though Saturday, Nov. 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the box office prior to the show.

"Shakespeare’s Women" by Libby Appel and Michael Flachmann showcases William Shakespeare’s unique take on women during the Renaissance. The play will feature theatrical themes that capture his complicated and interesting view. Clarke Associate Professor of Drama Joe Klinebriel will direct the play.

“I think the audience will enjoy being exposed to some of Shakespeare’s ‘greatest hits,’ including scenes from such classics as Hamlet, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Klinebriel said. “This adaptation explores some of Shakespeare’s most complex female characters and the age-old rivalry between the sexes.”

The cast is as follows:

Jamese Kane, of Chicago, as Helena (Midsummer) and Lady Macbeth.
Lily Jensen, of Jesup, Iowa, as Ophelia and Juliet.
Kayla Winandy, of Peosta, Iowa, as Viola and Helena (All’s Well).
Andrew Gabel, of Dubuque, as Polonius and Malvolio.
Julie Heater, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, as Isabella and Desdemona.
Brenna Burgart, of New Hampton, Iowa, as Gertrude and Katherina.
Evan Heil, of Dubuque, as Hamlet and Petruchio.
Ryan Hayes, of Davenport, Iowa, as Iago, Parolles and Macbeth.
Riley Beckett, of Antioch, Ill., as Benedick, Demetrius and Romeo.
Anna Kluesner, of Epworth, Iowa, as Beatrice, Olivia and Emilia.
Alex Dean, of Dubuque, as Claudio, Baptista and Othello.
Lily Jensen is the assistant to the director.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

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