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The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players is a theater troupe devoted to two goals: (1) productions of ancient Greek, medieval, and Renaissance drama that are true to the spirit of the time in which these plays were first performed and are relevant to twenty-first century audiences; (2) productions of short plays written by Shepherd University Creative Writing Majors.   Previous productions include Shakespeare’s Hamlet, King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Macbeth; a wide variety of medieval plays, including The Creation and Fall of the Angels, The Fall of Man, The Killing of Abel, The Death of Herod, The Second Shepherds’ Play, Everyman, and Mankind; Greek tragedies such as Antigone, Medea, Trojan Women, and Electra; and fourteen plays by Shepherd University Creative Writing majors.  The Rude Mechanicals troupe has performed in the Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, California, Florida, and Washington, DC.  For more information about the Rude Mechanicals, contact Dr. Betty Ellzey, Chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages, Shepherd University (304 876-5208, bellzey@shepherd.edu).

The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players will present Euripides’ ancient Greek play Andromache on Friday, July 14th, and Saturday, July 15th, at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 16th, at 3:00 p.m. in Reynolds Hall.  General admission is $5; Shepherd University students’ admission is free; other students will need to pay $2.  For more information, contact Dr. Betty Ellzey (bellzey@shepherd.edu or 304 876-5208).