Murray, KY – On Wednesday, February 17th, the curtain rises on eight days of The Murray Shakespeare Festival. The Festival celebrates the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries with discussions, films, workshops, and performances by MSU's Theatre Department and The American Shakespeare Center on Tour. Todd Hatton sat down with Murray State professor of English Dr. Rusty Jones in Lovett Auditorium, where the plays will be presented, to talk about the Festival, and what aficionados, as well as neophytes, of the Bard can expect.
The Murray Shakespeare Festival runs from Wednesday, February 17th through the 24th. Performances of Romeo and Juliet and Knight of the Burning Pestle by the American Shakespeare Center on Tour will play at Murray State's Lovett Auditorium and tickets are available at the door or by calling 809-2397. Discussions and workshops are free and open to the public.