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Alvernia Presents: King Lear

Start Date: 4/12/2013 9:00 pm
End Date: 4/12/2013 11:00 pm
Location: Francis Hall Theatre and Concert Hall
Price: $5.00
Sponsor: Alvernia Theatre
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“King Lear” mounted jointly by Albright College’s Domino Players and Alvernia Theatre.

Dates:  April 4-6, and April 11-13 at 8 pm.  April 7 at 2 pm.

Place:
Francis Hall Theatre and Concert Hall

Free to Alvernia students, faculty, and staff.  $5 all others.

We will be playing April 17-20 in the Wachovia Theatre on the Albright campus as well.  (Their ticket prices, etc are listed at the Albright website.)

Not only among the best of all plays ever written, “King Lear” is part of that smaller class of greatest artworks of all time.  The play raises issues of power, poverty, family, madness,  politics, religion, business, gender, justice, identity, and, yes, even meteorology – just to name a few issues.  I urge you and your students to take advantage of this opportunity this semester.


 
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  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.