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WILLPOWER! Shakespeare Festival Opens Today!

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Category: Features

Published: 2017-04-12 00:00:01.000

WILLPOWER! Montgomery College's Shakespeare Festival returns this Spring (April 12-20) with workshops, lectures, and performances celebrating the life and works of William Shakespeare!

The centerpiece of the week long celebration is the Montgomery College Performing Arts Series production of <i>Twelfth Night</i>, performing on the Rockville Campus April 12-16 and on the Takoma Park Campus April 21-23.

The festival also features presentations from Faction of Fools Theatre Company, Craig Lawrence (Society of American Fight Directors), actor/educators Jessica Lefkow (Brave Spirits Theatre Company, 1st Stage) and Rachel Hynes (The Welders Playwrights' Collective).

A special highlight of the festival will be Adrian Webber Memorial Lecturer James Jacobs presenting "Hard Rain's Gonna Raineth Every Day: Shakespeare, Dylan, Guthrie and the Apocalyptic Bardic Tradition" (Wednesday, April 12 in the Theatre Arts Arena, Rockville Campus at 1 p.m.).

<b>About our Adrian Webber Memorial Lecturer James David Jacobs</b>:
James Jacobs has enjoyed a long and diverse career as a cellist, composer, teacher, writer and radio host, and he currently divides his time between DC, where he can be heard as a classical music announcer every Saturday night on WETA, and New York, where he is a teaching artist at the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music through the Midori Foundation. As a radio host and producer has worked for WGBH and WNYC, produced and hosted programs that have been heard throughout the country through Public Radio International, and has made guest appearances on WKCR and BBC Radio 4. His many performing credits include productions at the Oregon and California Shakespeare Festivals and the off-Broadway show Woody Guthrie's American Song, and he has written scores for HBO and PBS, appeared on Prairie Home Companion and Saturday Night Live, and served as music director for the Living Theatre. As a writer his work has appeared in the Washington Post and Moment magazine, and his updated English adaptation of Mozart's Cos fan tutte will be performed in Western Massachusetts this summer.

<i><b>All lectures and workshops are free and open to the public</i></b>.
Performances of <i>Twelfth Night</i>are $8 for students/$10 for non-students.

For more information concerning WILLPOWER! please visit or call 240.567.4001.
For persons requiring special accommodations please visit or call 240.567.4001

Support for WILLPOWER was generously provided by The Webber Family Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Fine, Performing, and Visual Arts and the Humanities.

For special accommodations or program questions, contact KenYatta Rogers at

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