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STUDENT TROUPE WILL PERFORM SHAKESPEARE

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The Junior Shakespeare Company, a performing repertory company of 72 gifted students from grade school through senior high, will present "An Evening of Shakespeare" on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at Salt Lake Community College, 4600 S. Redwood Road.

Frank Gerrish, the company's artistic director, said the performance, which will be free of charge and open to the public, will be on the second floor of the College Center building.One goal of the Junior Shakespeare Company is to make the works of William Shakespeare as accessible as possible to the audience that Shakespeare himself intended to reach: everyone.

Twenty-two of the company's students will present scenes from "Macbeth," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Julius Caesar," "Romeo and Juliet" and other Shakespearean works.

Also planned is the premiere of the company's "15-minute Hamlet," a condensed spoof of the classic.

JSC is made up of several smaller companies. The King's Company is comprised of senior high school students, with younger students in the other units.

Over all, the company maintains a repertory that covers more than half of the Shakespeare canon of works. The King's Company performs weekly in the statewide "Shakespeare in the Schools" program.

The troupe has also begun performing monthly at Dudley's restaurant in Layton.