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Actors From The London Stage Return to Grace College

The Grace College Department of Languages, Literature and Communication is pleased to announce the return of Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) to the Grace College campus this fall. AFTLS’s visit will include a week-long residency and three open-to-the-public performances of William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, “Twelfth Night” on Oct. 31, Nov. 1, and Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. (The Nov. 1 show is already sold out.) Performances will take place in Grace College’s Little Theatre, located in Philathea Hall, 1499 Alpha Dr., Winona Lake. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 with a Grace ID and are available at eventbrite.com/d/in–warsaw/twelfth-night/.

“We’re thrilled to have AFTLS back this year,” said Dr. Lauren Rich, chair of the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication at Grace College. “This is a can’t-miss opportunity for Grace students and members of the Winona Lake/Warsaw community.”

AFTLS is one of the oldest established touring Shakespeare companies in the world. Their Fall 2019 Tour includes Wellesley College, UT Austin, University of Notre Dame, and the US Air Force Academy. For more information about AFTLS, visit  shakespeare.nd.edu/actors-from-the-london-stage/.

In addition to dynamic performances, AFTLS will conduct a week-long residency program at Grace. Throughout the week, the actors will lead several dozen interdisciplinary class visits, workshops, and demonstrations throughout Grace College and in local high schools.  “This is what makes AFTLS so special: they are not only talented theatre professionals but also passionate educators who use their unique skill set to come alongside professors and educators to enrich the classroom experience,” said Rich.

Sponsors for the event include the following: The Grace College Department of Languages, Literature & Communication; Grace’s Office of Faith, Learning & Scholarship; Grace Family Weekend; and the Elener R. (Norris) Grossman Excellence in Languages, Literature & Communication Fund. The Elener R. (Norris) Grossman Fund honors Grace alumna Elener “Ellie” Grossman (BA ’58, S ‘63). Ellie was a lifelong learner and consummate educator who taught English and journalism at the college and high school level for nearly a quarter of a century, including several years as an assistant professor at Grace College. Begun by her husband Gilbert and continued by her son Luke and daughter-in-law Dawn, this fund invests in the students and faculty of Grace College by sponsoring unique cultural and educational experiences.

For more information, email Dr. Lauren Rich at richlg@grace.edu or call 574-372-5100, ext. 6151.

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