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May 06, 2004 - Mrs Shakespeare: A One-Woman Show features Pitt Staffer & Alum Yvonne Hudson
Staffer & Alumna performs one-woman show MRS SHAKESPEARE
THE BARD'S WIFE EMERGES FROM LITERATURE’S SHADOWS
Yvonne Hudson appears as Anne Hathaway in innovative solo performance
Sat., May 15 at 8 pm and Sun., May 16 at 2 pm
Center of Light, 9799 Laurel Ave., North Huntingdon, PA
TICKETS $12 or $10 for seniors & students
$22 Reserved seating and Sat. night post-show reception
CALL CENTER OF LIGHT: 724-864-3020
ABOUT MRS SHAKESPEARE
Illuminating one of literature’s mysteries, actress and writer Yvonne
Hudson interweaves sonnets, soliloquies, and songs from Shakespeare’s
with her original script when she appears as Mrs Shakespeare: Will’s
and last love.
A production of New Place Collaborations, the 75-minute solo
allows the character of Anne Hathaway Shakespeare to give an intimate
account of her marriage to a famous glover’s son from
as she asks the audience "Did you know Shakespeare had a wife?" Mrs
Shakespeare depicts the highs and lows of the Shakespeares’ life
and some 23 years they spent apart, featuring speeches by characters
18 plays and Elizabethan songs.
"Anne discovers her own voice in Mrs Shakespeare," says Ms. Hudson, who
communications director for the University of Pittsburgh's Department
Theatre Arts where she earned a master's degree and is continuing Ph.D.
studies. "She finds that many of her husband’s words capture her own
emotions, illustrating the universality of Shakespeare’s works. My
also conveys how William Shakespeare’s life experiences are clearly
reflected in the plays and sonnets."
At Center of Light, audiences members will enjoy pre-show piano
a half hour before curtain and opportunities to talk with Hudson follow
performances. On Saturday, patrons may also reserved seating and a
post-show reception package.The Sunday performance will be followed by
Tickets: $22 for the Saturday evening reserved seating and reception
General seating tickets: $12 or $10 for students and seniors.
CALL: Center of Light at (724) 864-3020. (credit cards accepted).
The Center of Light is located off Route 30, just west of the Irwin PA
turnpike exit in North Huntingdon. Call or visit the Center web site