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National Players to perform 2 plays at FMU

FLORENCE – The National Players will perform two plays at Francis Marion University’s McNair Auditorium this month as part of the FMU Artist Series.

On Friday, Sept. 22, the group will perform William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors.” “The Scarlet Letter,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, will be staged on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Both performances will begin at 8 p.m. and are free to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

The National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, is in its 52nd year. The company has given approximately 5,725 performances in 35 states and 10 foreign countries.

After an extensive nationwide search, the directors choose members of the touring company from among the most talented graduates of the country’s top college and university theater programs.

The youthful, 13-member troupe is totally involved in every aspect of the productions. They arrive a few hours before their scheduled performance to prepare the stage: raise the set, hang and focus the lights, check sound equipment and props, arrange dressing rooms, and perhaps run a brush-up rehearsal before donning costumes and makeup.

Through its production of plays with dramatic integrity and value, the company seeks to instill in its audiences an appreciation for the experience of theatergoing.

For more information, call 843-661-1220 or visit the FMU Fine Arts and Mass Communication website at

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Last Published: June 2, 2004 4:57 AM
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