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Trine performing theater outreach
Hamilton students viewing Shakespeare scene
Trine University’s Drama Club hopes to excite middle school students about theater by performing a scene from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for Hamilton Community Schools’ seventh- and eighth-graders. The presentation will be Wednesday and Thursday in Ford Theatre in the former Ford library building at 9:30 a.m.
The Trine Drama Club will perform the play-within-the-play scene from the classic comedy as a theater outreach to the community, said director Dr. Timothy Hopp, Trine professor of writing. The cultural outreach came about with the help and collaboration of Hamilton teacher Susan Stackhouse.
Drama Club members Richelle Vela Denora, Erik Evans, Keith Gassman, Tiffany Monarch, Kathleen Schelinki, and Daniel Wiehe will play roles. Dr. Hopp has been involved with 10 Trine productions. He has served as a designer, director, or stage manager for nearly 100 shows in other U.S. regions.
Trine’s Drama Club promotes the performing arts through productions every fall and spring semester. Shows are selected, directed, acted, and produced by Trine students. Membership is open to all Trine students. The fall production, “Waiting for Godot,” is Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. in Ford Theatre. The show is free and open to the public.