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Stephen King meets The Bard in Transposing Shakespeare

Date of release: 10/09/03

SAN MARCOS — The Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Theatre and Dance presents John Fleming’s romantic comedy, Transposing Shakespeare, Oct. 14-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 2 p.m.

An original production scripted by Fleming, a faculty member at Texas State, the play features Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare and contemporary novelist Stephen King transposed in time. While King enjoys great success with his tragedies in historic England, Shakespeare struggles to have his work accepted in New York and Hollywood.

Stephen Kings Production
Transposing Shakespear Theater Production - Texas State University (Left) Cole Wimpee, Rockwall, Texas - Billy Shakespeare (Right) Judd Farris, Beaumont, Tx - Stephen King

Directed by Charles Ney, the show has been hailed as, “An enrapturing tale of comedy. . . Filled with wit and sometimes outrageous humor. Fleming has a delightful hit on his hands” (The Auburn Plainsman). Transposing Shakespeare will be Texas State’s entry into the American College Theatre Festival this year.

Media coverage of this project is invited, and press passes are available for the Oct. 14 performance. For further information, contact the Texas State Box Office at (512) 245-2204.