Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors to Visit WWU

Two actors will present excerpts from various genres

By: Becky St. Clair

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors make school visits throughout the year.

Walla Walla University welcomes two actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to the stage in Village Hall at 7 p.m. on November 15.  The actors will present a special evening performance as part of the festival’s annual School Visit Program.

The actors, Rafael Untalan and Christopher DuVal, will be performing excerpts from Shakespeare and other classical and contemporary pieces of literature, including a sketch from the infamous British comedian Monty Python.

The School Visit Program is part of the festival’s ongoing commitment to bring theatre to young people.  At the conclusion of the festival’s 2007 season, six teams of actors had visited 133 schools and organizations, reaching over 65,000 students in five states.

For many students, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s School Visit Program has afforded them their first encounter with live theatre. One student wrote, “I thought the actors did a fabulous job. They really inspired me to learn more about Shakespeare’s plays.”

The 2008 School Visit Program is funded by generous grants from the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, Nike, the Haughton Family Charitable Fund, Steven and Karen Tyler and the Bowmer Society, supported by Bank of America.  

For more information about the OSF actors’ visit at Walla Walla University, call the WWU English Department at 509-527-2862, or email pamela.rodman@wallawalla.edu.

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