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UNCSA Presents a Contemporary Take on a Shakespearean Classic

By Mark Burger | Feb 9, 2022

Ambition. Betrayal. Corruption. Retribution. An empire in turmoil. No, these aren’t today’s headlines, but they could be.

The timing, therefore, is fortuitous for the University of North Carolina (UNSCA) School of Drama’s upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s still-relevant, still-timely political saga Coriolanus, which opens Feb. 17 in the Patrons Theatre of Alex Ewing Performance Place, located on the UNCSA campus, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem.

This production, presented in collaboration with Play On Shakespeare, a non-profit entity that fashions modern translations of Shakespeare’s works, was adapted by Sean San José and is helmed by guest director Raelle Myrick-Hodges, former artistic director of San Francisco’s Brava Theater.