Lord Denney’s Players is a theatrical group housed in the Ohio State Department of English. Founded in 2014, the group provides an opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to engage in intensive experiential learning and research around the annual production of a play or series of plays.
Bolstered by the support of an anonymous donation, the company staged its first production in the spring of 2015, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Richard II directed by English Professor Sarah Neville. The group then staged an adaptation of The Annunciation and The Second Shepherds' Play of The Wakefield Cycle in November 2015 directed by English Professor Richard Green. In spring 2017, Lord Denney’s Players presented an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by English graduate student Manny Jacquez. In 2018, the group's next production, William Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff and the Merry Wives of Windsor will run from April 4 to April 7, 2018.
Casting for Lord Denney's Players is all-inclusive, welcoming the talents of all Ohio State students, faculty, and staff. The group's productions aim to provide students with both a literary and theatrical perspective on drama so that students come to better understand literature’s kinship with drama and theatre.
Upcoming Production: William Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff and the Merry Wives of Windsor, April 4 to April 7, 2018
Direct questions to professor Sarah Neville (firstname.lastname@example.org).