cast of “Beauty and the Beast”University Players brings to life the classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast,” continuing through Dec. 8 in the Essex Hall Theatre.

Trivia contest winner to behold Beauty

Victoria Abboud, a professor in the Department of Communication, Media, and Film, won Monday’s DailyNews trivia quiz and its prize of two tickets to the University Players production of Beauty and the Beast, continuing through Dec. 8 in the Essex Hall Theatre.

Her entry was drawn from all those which correctly identified William Shakespeare as the author of “Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye,” Herman Melville as having penned “There is no folly of the beasts of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men,” and William Congreve as the source of the maxim “Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast.”

This version of Beauty and the Beast is written by Laurence Boswell and directed by Monica Dottor. Evening performances through Saturday are at 8 p.m.; matinees Saturday and Sunday are at 2 p.m. Order tickets online at or by phoning 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.