Library to host interest meeting for Shakespeare in the Park

April 11, 2018


Based on the success of the first Shakespeare in the Park production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” in Oct. 2017, the Jackson-Madison County Library is making plans for the production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to be held in late Sept. at Jackson’s Amp at the Market.

Anyone interested in participating as either an actor or behind-the-scenes volunteer is encouraged to attend an informal meeting at 6 p.m. at the Main Library on Mon., April 16 to learn about this year’s plans and opportunities for involvement. Attendance at this meeting is not required to be a part of the production.

“The feedback from last year’s show that was funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts was extremely positive,” said Jenci Spradlin, adult services librarian. “We believe that the interest is here to support another full-length production of a Shakespearean play, and we are excited to be able to use the Amp as our performance space. We want to involve as many people as possible representing all ages and experience levels to truly make this a community-wide endeavor.”

The production will be directed by Dr. Derrick Spradlin, assistant professor of English at Freed Hardeman University, along with co-director Chris Stevens, who teaches acting classes in Jackson and is involved in the local theatrical community.

For up-to-date information on the production and upcoming events, please like the Library’s Facebook page, email Jenci Spradlin or go to its website.

The Jackson-Madison County Library is located at 433 E. Lafayette St. in downtown Jackson.