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April 16, 2009

Fruit, light sabers and “Macbeth”/”Henry V” at ULM April 23

What’s a performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” without light sabers and kumquats? Wait…

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this unique and humorous take on a theatre classic Thursday, April 23, at Spyker Theatre. Celebrate Shakespeare’s 445th birthday with CA Studio, beginning with a free, one-hour performance of an abridged “Henry V” at 1 p.m., followed by the aforementioned wicked parody of “Macbeth” from 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Both shows will be performed by CA Studio’s Poets and Players under the direction of Cathy Airhart Webb and are hosted by the ULM Department of English.

Audience members preferring a serious show focusing on the hero king of Agincourt should join the troup for “Henry V.” Those who enjoyed last year’s conjunction of Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” with “Star Wars” will not want to miss Wayne Anthony’s “The Clowns’ Macbeth,” complete with dueling equipment and fruit.

To quote English Department professor LaRue Sloan, “Better yet, come for ‘Henry V,’ stay for both shows, and be out in plenty of time for a coffee break before your night class.”

For more information, call 318-342-1511, or visit the CA Studio Web site at

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