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Saturday, March 06, 2004

The Bard at Nellis?

The U.S. Department of Defense and the National Endowment for the Arts have joined up to bring the works of William Shakespeare to military bases across the country. The program is Shakespeare in American Communities. So does that mean that Nellis Air Force Base will be competing with the Utah Shakespearean Festival for patrons of the theater? It remains to be seen, as Nevada has no scheduled performances at this time.

The main aim of the program is to bring "Shakespeare productions and related educational activities to 100 small and mid-sized communities in all 50 states," which may mean Vegas won't be getting a visit from the NEA/DOD-based program.

However, the troubled Jaguars strip club could fill the void and make up lost revenue due to its revoked liquor license by staging a titillating stage version of Live Nude Shakespeare.

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