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FAU to Present ‘Equus’

BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 5, 2013) – The Department of Theatre and Dance within Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents “Equus,” a suspenseful stage drama by Peter Shaffer. The play runs from Friday, Feb. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 24 in the Studio One Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

“Equus,” directed by Kathryn L. Johnston, tells the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man convicted of blinding six horses. As the doctor delves into the boys past, he finds himself in a world of conflicting religious extremes. What he discovers challenges his own faith and life choices.

Shows are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. General admission tickets are $20; students, faculty, staff, alumni and children under age 12 may purchase tickets for $12; and group prices are available. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 1-800-564-9539.

This play contains nudity and adult subject matter. Parental discretion advised. Children under16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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