The Acting Company is widely acclaimed for developing young actors by introducing them to classic plays as well as more modern works, and then allowing them to take part in the organization's annual nationwide tours. The Acting Company has earned a wide range of awards and honors, including the Obie Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, Citibanks's Excellence in Education Award, two Audelco Awards and a TONY Honor for Excellence in Theatre.
The Acting Company was first founded by famed actor John Houseman and producing director Margot Harley, along with members of the Drama Division at The Julliard School. In the nearly 40 years since its founding, The Acting Company has performed in more than 50 cities to audiences numbering more than 70,000 each year. Its impressive list of alumni includes Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone and Frances Conroy.
The Acting Company has made several appearances at Wittenberg over the years, including performances in 2001, 2004 and 2005. The last show took place on Jan. 14, 2005, when The Acting Company produced another Shakespeare classic, The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Tickets for the production of Romeo and Juliet are available at no cost at the service desk in Wittenberg's Benham-Pence Student Center by calling (937) 327-7443, or at the Clark State Performing Arts Center box office by calling (937) 328-3874. There will be a free shuttle service running between the student center and the performing arts center the evening of the performance.
The Witt Series brings distinguished lecturers and performing artists of national and international prominence to the Wittenberg campus and Springfield community. This event, like all Witt Series events, is free and open to the public. To make special arrangements, reserve a Series poster, or become a friend of the Witt Series, contact Jeannine Fox at (937) 327-7470 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by: Ryan Maurer
Send a Message
• Book-Delivering Prof Named Ohio Professor of the Year
• Senior Class Selects Livestrong President & CEO Doug Ulman As 2011 Commencement Speaker
•Communication Program Honored Nationally With Top Award
• Wittenberg University Art Students Finalists For Scholarship Award