For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran

National Players to Perform Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at GCU

Play Features Mistaken Identities, Misdirected Passions, Unrequited Love, and Madness

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 15, 2007—Named after the twelfth night of the holiday season, Twelfth Night (or, What You Will) was first performed in 1602 at the end of the long winter’s feast. Yet another of William Shakespeare’s comedies based on mistaken identity, it is the story of shipwrecked Viola, who masquerades as a man, and Olivia, who falls in love with “him,” and all the confusion that ensues. Join Georgian Court University for this hilarious comedy at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, in the Casino Auditorium on the Lakewood campus.

Tickets for this presentation of National Players’ 59th annual tour are $10 per person in advance and FREE to the GCU community with ID; reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, contact GCU’s Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or


National Players, America’s longest running classical touring company, has now reached its 58th consecutive season of touring. Currently the touring program of Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, of Olney, Maryland, National Players has earned a distinctive place in American theater. Committed to the formation of young theatrical talent and audiences, National Players seeks to celebrate the experience of theatergoing by presenting the world’s greatest dramatic literature. Company members double and triple, not only in roles, but technical assignments such as lighting, sound, costumes, set-up, and strike. National Players have performed for the public in 35 states and 10 foreign countries. They bring literature to life, this time at Georgian Court.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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