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Nationally renowned theatre troupe set to offer free class at Southern

10/27/2013

 

The Aquila Theatre, a nationally recognized troupe from New York City, will present a free acting class Thursday for Southern University students, and seniors from SU's Laboratory School and White Castle High on the Baton Rouge campus.

 

The Aquila group, in collaboration with the local Manship Theatre-Shaw Center for the Arts, will conduct the drama master class at 11 a.m., in the DeBose Theatre.

 

The Aquila Theatre is a not-for-profit company founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck and based in New York City since 1999. Aquila's mission is to bring theatrical works to a wide number of audiences.

Aquila presents a regular season of plays in New York, at international festivals, and tours to approximately 70 American towns and cities each year.

 

The Aquila Theatre group is in Baton Rouge for its presentation of Ray Bradbury's novel "Fahrenheit 451" set for 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7, at the Manship Theater-Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge. The Aquila Theatre is expected to bring new life to Bradbury's visionary parable of a society gone awry

 

Students from White Castle High, in Iberville Parish, are involved as part of a partnership with the College of Education, Arts and Humanities. SU is providing, among other things, tutoring and academic support services to White Castle students along with mentoring and teacher professional development components.