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Martinsburg actor to portray Shakespeare at Cultural Center on Nov. 7


The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will present a performance, “This Huge Stage,” by Shakespearean actor Hubert Rolling on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the West Virginia State Theater of the Cultural Center at the State Capitol Complex, Charleston. The event is free and open to the public.

Rolling will perform selections from some of Shakespeare’s best-known monologues, portraying a variety of male characters including Richard III, Falstaff, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Edward IV, Mark Antony and King Lear. He also will recite some of the playwright’s sonnets. At the conclusion of the show, Rolling will host a “talk back” session, discussing Shakespeare and answering questions from the audience.

A native of Martinsburg, Rolling has produced and directed more than 100 shows, including festivals for community and stock theaters across the country. He has taken an active national role in creatively teaching young people about Shakespeare. In addition to the public evening performance, he will be leading master classes for area middle and high school students.

For more information about Rolling’s performance, call (304) 558-0162. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. Visit the Division’s website at for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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