Don Dagenais Lectures as Part of Heart of America Shakespeare Festival


As part of his continued involvement in the Kansas City arts community, Lathrop Gage attorney Don Dagenais (Real Estate - Kansas City) presented "The History of Shakespeare’s Influence Upon Opera" at the Kansas City Public Library on June 22. The lecture was part of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival's series of four lectures leading up to their production of The Merry Wives of Windsor this summer.

The series of lectures each Monday leading up to the Festival’s production, which runs in Kansas City's Southmoreland Park from June 16—July 5, 2009, is sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, and SPARK (Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge), an affiliate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. For more information about the series of lectures, visit the web site (click here).

Mr. Dagenais has served as President of the boards of both the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, along with other local arts organizations, and is currently the General Counsel of the Lyric Opera. In addition to his representation of nonprofit organizations, he specializes his legal practice in commercial real estate purchase, sale, mortgage, lease, development, management and land use projects for commercial developers, builders, investors, condominium developers, banks, mortgage lenders and property managers. His work includes handling all legal aspects of projects including apartment complexes, shopping centers, office buildings, condominiums, warehouse and industrial projects, retail stores, hospitals and nursing homes.

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