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Hollis Ashby, artistic and executive director of the Williams Center for the Arts Performance Series, Hollis Ashbyspoke with the Morning Call about the impact COVID-19 has had on the arts.

She shared how Lafayette is providing online programs, including free access to National Theatre Live. Through a new initiative, “National Theatre Live at Home,” HD films from National Theatre’s library will be available for free on a YouTube Channel. On April 16, National Theatre Live will broadcast Bryony Lavery’s reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” and on April 23 it’s Shakespeare’s classic comedy “Twelfth Night,” featuring Tamsin Greig.

In the story, Ashby also commented on the role the arts play in the economy and the intangible value the arts provide our lives. “I think when we bounce back, the arts are going to play a big role in the new normal,” she said.




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