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Rude Mechanicals to perform plays beginning March 30

ISSUED: 23 March 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players will present “Holy Harlots and Sassy Virgins: Medieval Plays by Hrothsvita.” The performances will take place in Reynolds Hall March 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m.; April 4 and 5, at 8:30 p.m.; April 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m.; and April 8 at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for the general public, free to Shepherd students with a valid Rambler ID, and $2 for Shepherd faculty and staff, and other students.

One of the plays in the performance will be “Thais,” featuring music composed by Dr. Georgiann Toole, associate professor of education, and performed by a chorus of Shepherd students conducted by Tamira Patterson, Westminster, Maryland.

Shepherd University students in the cast and crew include Lyvon Campbell, M.B.A. student, Elijah Fritz, communications major, Emily Keefer, elementary education major, and Gabrielle Hess, English major, all of Martinsburg; Haley Weatherholtz, chemistry major, Charles Town; Victoria Harding, R.B.A. student, Harpers Ferry; Bethany Kaetzel, English major, Hedgesville; Dylan Kontra, undecided, and Austin Fitzgerald, secondary education major, both of Berkeley Springs; Julianna Pond, communications major, Triadelphia; Emilee Ryan, biology major, Ridgeley; Katelyn Lindsay, communications major, Middletown, Maryland; Tiffany Kline, English major, Smithsburg, Maryland; and Boaz Bamiro, data analytics major, Germantown, Maryland. Shepherd alumni in the cast include Ashley Hall and Dylan Meushaw, who is also a current Shepherd employee, both of Shepherdstown.

For more information, contact Betty Ellzey at or 304-876-5208.

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