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Theatre Arts Students At Danbury's WCSU Perform Free Shows In Bridgeport

Members of Danbury's Western Connecticut University will be performing for five days as part of the CT Free Shakespeare production.
Members of Danbury's Western Connecticut University will be performing for five days as part of the CT Free Shakespeare production. Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. -- A professor, five alumni and two students from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury will perform for five days as part of a CT Free Shakespeare production.

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 9, the WCSU community members will show their skills in Pedro Calederon de la Barca’s light-hearted musical comedy “Mornings of April and May” at Bridgeport’s Beardsley Zoo.

The outdoor performances are free and open to the public. It is recommended that attendees bring chairs and blankets. LeRoy Walton, a recent WCSU graduate, is CFS’s resident production stage manager; set designer Liz Popiel is a professor at WCSU in the Theatre Arts Department; Lynette Marshall, also a recent graduate, will play the role of Lucia; Valarie Henry, a recent design/technology graduate, is the costume designer; and Kezia Waters, a senior musical theatre major, is the assistant stage manager.

“Mornings of April and May” is about love, honor, jealousy and fidelity, with healthy doses of comedic devices such as mistaken identity and eavesdropping. The play takes place in Madrid in the 1600's, and the characters include a smooth-talking charmer and a woman who is an independent feminist.

The zoo is located at 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport.

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