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JSU Drama Department 2003-2004 Season Finale

June 7, 2004 -- JSU Drama presents the final performance of the 2003-2004 theatre season, "THE VENETIAN WAY," written by an anonymous playwright about 30 years before Shakespeare was born, which has been translated by Carolyn Feleppa Balducci.

This highly unusual, surprisingly modern play is about Iulius (Julius), a young scoundrel from Milan, who has come to Venice in search of a bride. He sets his sights on a beautiful young woman, Valiera, who just happens to be married, but who is quite eager for an erotic tryst. However, Anzola (Angela), an older widow, sets her sights on Julius. As the prologue tells us, "Everyone, I ask you, pay attention, and above all, don't be upset if our uninhibited actors flaunt some things in public that we might prefer to pass over in silence. You see, in trying to master the Lessons of Love, it is necessary to observe all its distinct effects." In other words, this play may not be for all ages as it contains adult situations.

The production runs June 17, 18, and 19 at 7 p.m. and June 20 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for enior citizens and JSU personnel, and $4.00 for students and military. Call 782-5648 for reservations.

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