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‘One play at a time’ 16th annual PSF ‘WillPower’ tour takes Shakespeare to region’s classrooms

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 by LUKE MUENCHSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Focus

It’s one thing to read a play by William Shakespeare. It’s another thing to experience it.

As it approaches its 25th anniversary season in 2016, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) again gives that experience to young audiences through its annual “WillPower Tour.”

The centerpiece of PSF’s educational programming has been performed at 150-plus schools and for 145,000-plus students since its inception in 2000. The tour meets academic standards, and includes an 80-minute production with set and costumes, trained actor-teachers, workshops and a classroom study guide.

Review: ‘Marvel Unlimited Live’ out of this world for children

Friday, October 30, 2015 by LUKE MUENCHSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Focus

Marvel Comics has been a massive success in the past decade on the big and small screen, enrapturing audiences with its characters and poignant stories. It only makes sense that fans would eventually see a stage interpretation. “Marvel Universe Live!” is not your typical stage show, however, and focuses on spectacle over narrative.

“Marvel Unlimited Live!,” Oct. 15 - 18, PPL Center, Allentown, was a stunt show aimed primarily at children.