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Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company to perform twice on March 27


Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, a Grand Haven professional touring acting group, will perform twice on Central Michigan University’s campus Wednesday, March 27.

The traveling troupe was invited to campus by the English language and literature department, the history department, the communication and dramatic arts department and the Critical Engagements initiative within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Both shows will be performed in Moore Hall’s Kiva.

The first show, “Shakespeare and Station Eleven,” will be performed from noon.

This show will consist of a collection of scenes from Shakespeare plays, all tied to Emily St. John Mandel's novel Station Eleven, a novel about a troupe of Shakespearean actors surviving in the Great Lakes region after a disease wiped out most of the population.

The second show, “Richard III” will be performed at 7:00 p.m. 

“Richard III” is a classic Shakespeare play, and one of his histories. The play depicts the rise to power of England’s Richard III.

English language and literature faculty Nate Smith thinks that these shows give students, especially those without an English background, a unique opportunity.

“It’s amazing to me that a lot of people have never even seen a play," Smith said. “To me, part of the experience of going to school and going away is just to have new experiences.”

Both of these events will be free and open to the public.