Season 14 at Great River Shakespeare Festival is sure to delight audiences of all ages! From uproarious comedy to royal scheming to classic tales of adventure, GRSF’s summer 2017 line-up features Shakespeare favorites and modern retellings of timeless writers.
First, mistaken identities and laugh-out-loud hysterics are what GRSF audiences are in for with William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors in Summer 2017. When servant and master Dromio and Antipholus of Ephesus arrive in Syracuse the mishaps begin, as unbeknownst to them Dromio and Antipholus of Syracuse, their long-lost twin siblings are already there. What follows is a chain of extreme comedic events that lead up to a surprise discovery of family and forgiveness.
Intrigue, revenge and a desire for power are key in Richard III, the second show of Season 14. An envious, power-hungry and deformed Richard schemes for his elder brother King Edward IV’s throne through manipulation of those closest to him. A tour-de-force for a to-be-announced GRSF actor, Richard III is surprisingly humorous despite its heavy subject matter.
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment–The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont* by Donald Margulies follows the amazing adventures of Louis de Rougemont, as told by himself. A charming and enthusiastic storyteller, Louis’ adventures begin as a young boy growing up in London and take him around the world. His unbelievable encounters are filled with fantastic characters and far-away places, and prove to be a hot topic on his return home. Shipwrecked! will be the third show in GRSF’s professional line-up for Season 14, and is a great show for the whole family!
A modern retelling of Homer’s classic tale, An Iliad*, by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, mixes poetry and humor in this one-person show highlighting the events of the Trojan War.. This production will bring a new theatrical experience to GRSF professional productions, as it will take place in the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box. This play will feature two GRSF actors in alternating performances throughout the season.
More announcements about actors, directors, the Apprentice production and more will be coming soon! Watch for updates on special pricing for kids, families and events, and mark your calendars for the annual 12/12 Holiday Stakeholder’s Party on Monday evening, December 12. Join us as Season 14 gets underway, and celebrate as we look ahead to what 2017 will bring!
*Shipwrecked! An Entertainment-The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont and An Iliad are presented by special agreement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.