(2.25) The English Speaking Union will hold its annual competition this Sunday at the Providence Athenaeum.
Rhode Island high school students (and one from Connecticut!) will present sonnets and soliloquies as they compete to represent Rhode Island at the National Shakespeare Competition in New York in April.The students will be judged by a panel of theater professionals and educators including Jordan Butterfield (Trinity Repertory Company), Jennifer Holl (Rhode Island College), Zinovia Canale (Rogers High School), and Susie Shutt (The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre).
It arose from the conviction of its founder, Sir Evelyn Wrench and a group of like-minded American and British friends, that maintenance of the close personal and national ties forged during World War I was necessary for the preservation of peace.
Free and open to the public, 11am to 1:30pm, Sunday, February25, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, (directions)