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The Masque


Theatre and Performance Studies


Producer's Corner
Nik Kozel and Amy Nickerson

To complete our 2005-2006 Season, we would like to offer you a comedic, and abridged form of the complete works of William Shakespeare. Ironically enough, the show is entitled, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]. We have asked Philadelphia theater veteran Celeste Walker to return and direct our production.

When faced with the idea of Shakespeare, Americans usually envision a serious theatrical work - a stereotype that we'd like to blow out of the water in one ridiculously fun weekend.

With this show, it is our hope that you, the audience, enjoy this campier view of the original ideas Shakespeare was trying to convey in his works. Seeing such solemn ( or in other cases) romantic classics contorted provides a greater appreciation for the real deal -- or at the very least, a greater appreciation for a straight man in drag. The vibrant cast provided many laughs during the rehearsal process, making this show nothing short of a pleasure to bring to you.

And so -- with much ado -- over what we hope is not nothing ....

Enjoy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]!

Outgoing Producer & President Personal Note: As I finish out my sixth mainstage production as producer and president, I would like to say that I am very happy to have Shakespeare be my last. For everything that this organization has given me, in some small way, I hope I gave something back. Thank you for two wonderful years as producer and president, four amazing years as a member of this organization and a lifetime of memories that I will never forget. I sincerely hope you enjoy the show, and all future productions of The Masque of La Salle University.

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