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Entertainment Choices Abound in Ave Maria This Weeeknd

shake2aDrama, classical music, band performances and a documentary film are all part of this weekend's entertainment fare in Ave Maria.

The AMU music department and other student actors is performing a unique blend of Shakespeare drama and opera arias in Shakespeare, Duly Noted, which will be staged Friday and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. A version of this production was presented at the Festival of the Arts last month under the name Shakespeare In Tune. (Click here for a previous Ave Herald story with more detail on this production.) Shakespeare, Duly Noted is performed in the AMU student union ballroom and costs $10 for adults, $7 for children. At right, Jacob Matthew and Vanessa Tompkins in "Othello." (photo by Casey Truelove)

flutesaThe Ave Maria Hometown Band also is giving two concerts this weekend, at 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. The band has about two dozen musicians from many different educational institutions including the Donahue Academy, Immokalee middle and high schools, homeschools, Ave Maria University and Edison College. The band performances are in the lecture hall of the Henkels Academic Building and admission is free. Left, flute players rehearsing. (photo by Mary Stuller)

There also will be an opportunity this weekend to see a preview of the film Nine Days that Changed the World. Produced by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the documentary focuses on the pilgrimage by Pope John Paul II to his native Poland in June, 1979, which is regarded as instrumental in triggering events that led to the demise of the Soviet Union. Nine Days that Changed the Worldwill have two showings on Saturday, at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., for town residents and AMU students, staff and faculty. The film also will be shown Sunday at 4:30 p.m. as part of a meeting of the Ave Maria Youth Group and that screening is open to students in grades 8-12. All showings are in the lecture hall of the Henkels Academic Building. Click here for a previous Ave Herald story on Nine Days that Changed the World.




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