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2009 Grad Performs for Folger Theatre

Megan Steigerwald '09 to play lady of the court in production of Henry VIII

9/8/2010 9:31:46 AM


LYNCHBURG—Megan Steigerwald ’09 has been selected to perform Shakespeare’s Henry VIII at the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C. Steigerwald, a music and English major at Randolph, will play a lady of the court in the production which runs Oct. 12-Nov. 21.

Folger Theatre annually performs a three-play season of innovative productions designed to forge strong connections with modern audiences while continuing the lively legacy of Shakespearean stagecraft. While Shakespeare is central to its mission, the theatre has produced a variety of other classical works, as well as new plays related to or inspired by Shakespeare. World premieres include Playing Juliet/Casting Othello by Caleen Sinette Jennings and Melissa Arctic by Craig Wright, and the first performances of a one-woman show by Lynn Redgrave, that later became the Tony-nominated Shakespeare for My Father.

Since 1992, Folger Theatre has been recognized for its excellence by the Helen Hayes Awards with 44 nominations and twelve awards for acting, direction, design, and production.

Steigerwald is currently pursuing a master’s in music at James Madison University.

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