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Great Lakes Theater Festival's Free Touring Production Showcases the Work of Seven Local Playwrights
"Seven Ages" is Inspired by a Monologue from Shakespeare's "As You Like It"
by WKSU's VIVIAN GOODMAN


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Vivian Goodman
 
The Great Lakes SHAKESPEARE Festival used to perform as many as 5 Shakespeare plays per season. It's now called the Great Lakes THEATER Festival , but it's still doing Shakespeare. This fall's major production at the Ohio Theater is the romantic comedy, "As You Like It". It's a play about identity, love, and what it means to be human. The same themes are in a new play that the Festival will present this spring and summer at libraries, churches , and schools across Northeast Ohio. The one-act play "Seven Ages" is really seven different plays performed in sequence, each one written by a different local playwright:
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The Venues:
Sunday, April 24, 3:00pm Oberlin Public Library 65 South Main Street Oberlin 44074 440-775-4790 Monday, April 25, 11:00am Playhouse Square Center Ohio Theatre     E. 14th and Euclid Cleveland 44115 216-241-5490 ext. 307 Tuesday, April 26, 7:30pm Lorain County Community College Stocker Center-Studio Theatre 1005 Abbe Road North Elyria 44035 800-995-5222 ext. 7120 Wednesday, April 27, 1:30pm Lorain Admiral King High School 2600 Ashland Avenue Lorain 44055 440-282-9191 Thursday, April 28, 7:30pm John Carroll University Marinello Little Theatre 20700 North Park Blvd. University Heights 44118 216-397-4191 Friday, April 29, 9:00pm East High School 80 Brittain Road Akron 44305 330-794-4100 * Sunday, May 1, 3:00pm St. Augustine Church 2486 W. 14th Street Cleveland 44113 216-781-5530 * Sign Interpreted Performanc Monday, May 2, 11:00am Bay High School 29230 Wolf Road Bay Village 44140 440-617-7400 Monday, May 2, 7:00pm Fairview Park Public Library 21255 Lorain Road Fairview Park 44126 440-333-4700 Tuesday, May 3, 7:00pm Lake Erie College CK Rickel Theatre 391 West Washington Street Painesville 44077 440-375-7451 Wednesday, May 4, 11:00am Cleveland Public Library MLK Jr. Branch 1962 Stokes Blvd. Cleveland 44106 216-623-7018 Thursday, May 5, 7:00pm Solon Public Library 34125 Portz Parkway Solon 44139 440-248-8777 Friday, May 6, 9:00am Elyria Catholic High School 725 Gulf Road Elyria, OH 44035 440-365-1821 Sunday, May 8, 2:00pm Noble Road Public Library 2800 Noble Road Cleveland Heights 44121 216-291-5665 Monday, May 9, 1:30pm Lorain Southview High School 2270 E. 42nd Street Lorain 44055 440-277-7271 Monday, May 9, 7:00pm Clague Playhouse 1371 Clague Road Westlake 44145 440-331-0403 Tuesday, May 10, 7:00pm Karamu House 2355 E. 89th Street Cleveland 44106 216-795-7070 ext. 226 Wednesday, May 11, 1:00pm Northwest Akron Branch Akron Public Library 1720 Shatto Avenue Akron 44113 330-836-1081 Thursday, May 12, 7:00pm Nordonia Hills Branch Akron Public Library 9458 Olde Eight Road Northfield 44067 330-467-8595 * Friday, May 13, 1:00pm Cleveland Sight Center 1909 East 101st Street Cleveland, OH 44106 216-791-8118 ext. 226 * Audio Described Performance

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