Friday, April 21, 2006
Theatre to bring Shakespeare to local schools
Meadow Brook Theatre is bringing Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to local schools through its educational outreach program with the help of the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.
In an ongoing partnership, MSUFCU has agreed to provide financial support to Meadow Brook Theatre to support its educational outreach production of the Shakespeare comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which will tour 16 schools using only six actors to play more than 24 roles. Meadow Brook Theatre’s acting company also will provide various workshops at each school.
“When we lost some funding for the program, we immediately sought out those organizations that have been friends and supporters in the past,” said John Manfredi, managing director of Meadow Brook Theatre. “The credit union was very willing to help and moved with amazing speed in securing some much needed funds for the program.”
Performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” run April 28 through May 14. To arrange a school or group performance during that time, contact Cheryl Marshall at (248) 370-3316.
"The credit union congratulates Meadow Brook Theatre on its 40th season and is proud to sponsor the third year of its outreach program to the community. As the largest university-based credit union in the world, we strongly support education, the arts, and giving back to the communities we serve," said John Savio, vice president of the Oakland University Branch. "We believe that bringing the theatre to more than 5,000 students is one of the best investments we can make."
For more information, visit the Meadow Brook Theatre Web site.