The Ohio State University at Lima
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Study group
  June 8-15, 2006
Shaw Festival
Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

For Immediate Release

June 6, 2006 

CONTACT: Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Media Alert: Student study group heads for Shaw Festival in Ontario

 Ohio State Lima students who have been studying the works of George Bernard Shaw through a variety of outlets on campus will have a chance to study the subject abroad when they head for an eight-day visit to the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada, June 8-15, 2006.

Dr. David D. Adams, associate professor of English, will lead the group of 19 students, all of whom took Introduction to Drama during Spring Quarter 2006. The group will see the following plays while in Canada: Arms and the Man and Too True to Be Good by George Bernard Shaw; The Bear and The Proposal by Anton Chekhov; The Invisible Man by Michael O’Brien, adapted from the novel by H.G. Wells; The Heiress by R. and A. Goetz, adapted from Washington Square by Henry James; The Crucible by Arthur Miller; and The Magic Fire by Lillian Groag. The students have read the plays for class and the Department of Theatre produced Arms and the Man as the spring play on campus. In addition, the spring Honors’ Colloquium focused on Shaw’s life and work.

According to the festival’s website, it is one of North America`s finest cultural attractions and is located twenty minutes from the thunder of Niagara Falls. Nestled in the historic village of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the Shaw Festival`s eclectic array of comedies, dramas and classics have been captivating audiences for the past forty-three seasons. The Shaw is the only festival in the world specializing in works written or set in Bernard Shaw`s lifetime (1856-1950). George Bernard Shaw, the acclaimed playwright, critic and social reformer known for his wit and irreverence, is acknowledged as one of history`s greatest playwrights. This season runs through November. Niagara-on-the-Lake is approximately seven hours from Lima.

Thanks to the support of Ohio State Lima, the English department, the Honors Program at Lima and the Office of International Education, cost to the students beyond tuition for the spring quarter is minimal. Students earn five credit hours for the trip and five credit hours for the Introduction to Drama course. The cost of all theater-related events, transportation and tours is covered for the students.

The bus will leave from in front of Galvin Hall between 9:15-9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 8, 2006.

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