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Alumni News : Sep 24, 2014

Alumni perform in Pericles

By Elizabeth Boone

UF School of Theatre + Dance alumni Kevin Roost and Stephen Ruffin are currently performing in a Shakespeare comedy with The New American Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta.

Pericles is the classic Shakespeare comedy portraying the “heroic adventure of one man’s lifetime…a story of love gained, lost and gained again,” according to the company’s website.

Roost and Ruffin both graduated from UF in the spring of 2014 with a BFA in Theatre Performance. Some of Roost’s notable performances at UF include Angels in AmericaNever the Sinner and She Stoops to Conquer. 

“Having a familiar face in Atlanta gives me a little piece of home in an unfamiliar atmosphere,” Roost said. “Working with him [Ruffin] reminds me of the fun that is so crucial to the life of this art.” 

While studying at UF, Ruffin worked on shows including The Tempest and A Christmas Carol at the Hippodrome Theatre. He was also part of the hip-hop theatre group, Signs of Life.

Ruffin will also be staying on later in the season for the Atlanta-based company’s production of Macbeth beginning in October.