Ward, and friends, to perform ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare'

Ward, and friends, to perform ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare'

 Andrew Ward, right, director of student activities and intramurals, performs with his friends,
Travis Stansell and Kyle Biery, 37 plays in 90 minutes for "The Complete Works of William
Shakespeare (Abridged)" Jan. 13-15.


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Back by popular demand, Campbellsville University’s director of student activities, Andrew Ward, will be performing, along with two of his friends, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” Jan. 13-15.

The concept is for three men to perform 37 shows of Shakespeare in less than two hours. There will be three performances: Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m., all in the Russ Mobley Theater of the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville.

Tickets are $8, and you can make reservations by calling (270) 789-5161. All seating is general admission; however, making a reservation can ensure seating on the floor level.

Ward said, “If you love Shakespeare, you'll love this show; if you hate Shakespeare, you'll love this show!”

Ward, along with his friends, Kyle Biery, director of theater at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., and Travis Stansell, a police officer, who has studied drama, from Morristown, Tenn., will perform 37 plays in 90 minutes.

Ward said the event, which is part of Campbellsville University’s Welcome Week activities, is “Bigger and better than Barnum & Bailey, more mystifying than David Copperfield, the best Off-Broadway show to hit the area since ‘Cats!’”

He said the show was nominated for 14 Tony awards (not really, but should have been!), and “You’ll laugh, and you’ll cry.”

“Come and enjoy the funniest show to hit Kentucky in ages,” Ward said. “Don’t be left out!”

A full Welcome Week schedule follows: Men’s basketball – Monday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m., Powell Athletic Center; Oasis – Monday, Jan. 9, following the game;

CU Cinema – Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Green River Cinema 6; Roller Skating – Wednesday, Jan. 11, 6 p.m., Student Activities Center gym; Cosmic Bowling – Thursday, Jan. 12, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Phillips Lanes; The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13 and 14, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m., Russ Mobley Theater in Alumni Building; women’s basketball – Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m., Powell Athletic Center, and men’s basketball – Saturday, Jan. 14, 4 p.m., Powell Athletic Center.

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 9 for evening classes beginning at 5:15 p.m. or later, and regular day classes begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10.

For more information about these activities, contact Ward at (270) 789-5161.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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