‘The Many Deaths of Shakespeare' opens tonight

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:52

SUSSEX — What do a stoner, geek, hippie, biker chic, and jock have in common? Nothing, except that they all have to perform every death that ever occurred in Shakespeare’s plays. In order to pass their English literature class, a group of Centenary College students will battle their way with swords, light sabers, knives, and klingon batliff in the comedy “The Many Deaths Shakespeare.” The ensemble cast includes Centenary College students Jessica Admirand, Nick Ardito, Kate Billard, John Brennan, Megan Corbitt, Brittany D’Alessio, Clayton Dobosh, Abigail Farmer, Rachael Goerss, Patricia Lanciano, Amanda Maxfield, Michael Medley, Yosuke Miyatake, Samantha Santana, Brendan Tenaglia, Amy Vadala, Jessica Vitale, and Tanya Wheelock. “The Many Deaths of Shakespeare” was written and directed by John S. Lennox, who has been teaching various theater art courses and directing productions at the college and university level since 1994. He is also the founder of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. He is an internationally recognized fight director, regularly teaching workshops on stage and historical combat styles for professional stage combat organizations, fencing academies, colleges and universities throughout the world. Lennox has been working as a fight director for over 20 years, and teaching the craft at colleges and universities for over 10 years. “The Many Deaths of Shakespeare” will perform at The Little Theatre on the campus of Centenary College tonight at 7:30 p.m.;, Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 10 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. For more information, call 908-979-0900.