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National Players Presents "Twelfth Night" At Clarkson University

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The National Players will present William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at Clarkson University on Friday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Downtown Snell Hall Auditorium. National Players is America's longest running touring company and this is their 59th annual tour. twelfthnight

Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, is directed by Clay Hopper. Hopper is a Boston University College of Fine Arts graduate who directed several plays, including Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill and La Bete by David Hirson. In this play, Shakespeare creates comedy at every elevation, from low slapstick to high irony. Writing at the height of his powers, Shakespeare gives us a feast of language and a stage full of memorable characters -- from the lovesick Orsino and Viola to the alesick Toby Belch, from the fop Sir Andrew Aguecheek to the jerk Malvolio. Sublime and subversive, "Twelfth Night" breaks rules and bends gender to show love in all its disguises.

During their tour, National Players will travel more than 23,000 miles, play in 30 states and perform in approximately 100 different venues. With actors from Mississippi to Vermont, Tour 59 presents a diverse group of young talent for the tour.

For more information, please call 315-268-6680.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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