bard of avon

Final production of the 2020-2021 Mainstage Season Series at William Woods to feature Shakespeare in “The Bard of Avon”

Despite continuing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mainstage Season Series at William Woods University (WWU) will conclude a successful academic year of productions staged by WWU’s Theatre Department this week.

Bard of Avon

This week’s stage play, “The Bard of Avon,” features an evening devoted to the many scenes, soliloquies, and sonnets from The Bard himself, William Shakespeare. The opening performance of “The Bard of Avon” will take place Thursday, April 15, at Cutlip  Auditorium on the WWU campus.

Due to health guidelines associated with COVID-19, attendance to the production is limited to WWU students, faculty and staff.

“We have been thrilled that our talented and committed students have still had the opportunity to take part in our theatre productions this year despite the challenges we face due to the pandemic,” said Joe Potter, Artistic Director of the William Woods University Theatre Department. “We have sorely missed having members of the greater Fulton community join us this year, but look forward with great anticipation to a time when they can safely do so again.”  

Potter, along with WWU Associate Professor of English Erik Hillskemper, compiled the material from the legendary works of Shakespeare that will be featured in this week’s production.  

Performances for The Bard of Avon will take place April 15-17 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Saturday, April 17 at 2 p.m., all in Cutlip Auditorium.