SJC Presents In Acting Shakespeare

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – March 10, 2010 – The Clare Rose Playhouse and the Council for the Arts at St. Joseph’s College are pleased to present In Acting Shakespeare, a one-man show adapted and performed by James DeVita. The show can be seen on March 18 at 8 p.m. and March 21 at 3 p.m.

In Acting Shakespeare was freely adapted from the play Acting Shakepeare by Sir Ian McKellen, with his permission. DeVita’s performance takes the audience on a ride through the events that inspired him to leave a career on a fishing boat and opt for one on the stage. He adds his painful failures, exciting accomplishments and sense of humor to tell his story, while employing the words of Shakespeare.

General admission tickets cost $10 each with a reduced rate of $6 for students and faculty. For more information, please call the box office at 631.654.0199.

The Clare Rose Playhouse, which serves as a major teaching facility for the College’s theater courses, is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Avenue) in Patchogue, on the northeast corner of the campus of St. Joseph’s College. A former cottage converted in 1985 through the generosity and guidance of the man for whom it is named, the Playhouse serves as a major teaching facility for the College’s theater courses and a training ground for young actors. The Playhouse is the site of community theater productions of musicals, dramas, comedies, cabaret acts, musical performances, dance troupes and comedians.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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