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2006

National Players to perform "Othello" at FMU, Sept. 25

            FLORENCE, S.C. – The National Players will perform William Shakespeare’s “Othello,” Monday, Sept. 25, at Francis Marion University.

            The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the McNair Science Building auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

            Among the greatest of Shakespeare’s plays, “Othello” is a searing tragedy of love turned into hate by the murdering poisons of jealousy. 

            National Players, America’s longest running classical touring company, has now reached its 58th consecutive season. Currently the touring program of Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, National Players has earned a distinctive place in American theater. Committed to the formation of young theatrical talent and audiences, National Players seeks to celebrate the experience of theatergoing by presenting the world’s greatest dramatic literature.

            Players’ productions adhere to strict traditions of touring theater: company members double and triple, not only in roles, but technical assignments such as lighting, sound, costumes, set-up and strike. National Players makes literature live for its audiences by touching minds and hearts. Each year, whether performing in inner city schools or in rural America, tour members continue the tradition by traveling state-to-state, sparking the imagination of audiences across the country.

            More information about the group is available at http://nationalplayers.tripod.com/

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Last Published: January 3, 2007 3:05 PM
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