Vermont Shakespeare Festival Presents MARY STUART

Vermont Shakespeare Festival Presents MARY STUARTVermont Shakespeare Festival's premiere of a new version of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart features regional actresses Jena Necrason and Sorsha Anderson in the roles of Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. It will be presented as a staged reading, the latest in the Salon series, on Saturday, October 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro, and Sunday, October 7, 3 p.m. in the McCarthy Recital Hall at St. Michael's College. This production is a regional premiere of a rarely seen epic in a fresh new and lean adaptation; the film version opens in December 2018 starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.

Jena Necrason, co-Artistic Director of Vermont Shakespeare Festival, recently co-directed The Taming of the Shrew for VSF, and has directing and performing credits in New York and Vermont. For 20 years she was a full-time faculty member at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She and her husband John Nagle, residents of South Burlington founded Vermont Shakespeare Festival in 2005. Sorsha Anderson has directed the Youth Program at the Barre Opera House for five years. She has performance credits in California and New York, and recently appeared in Shakespeare productions with the Plainfield Little Theater. She is a resident of Middlesex. Directed by Burlington theater artist Margo Whitcomb, Mary Stuart features a cast of regionally prominent actors.

About our Salon Series: Vermont Shakespeare Festival's 2018 Salon Series asks our community to play a role in interpreting and exploring plays inspired by Shakespeare that explore faith, longing, and the relationship between morality and politics. Tickets to the presentation at the Highland Center for the Arts are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. Go to www.highlandartsvt.org. At St. Michael's College tickets are free, donations recommended. For more information go to www.vermontshakespeare.org.

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