Hamlet

Hamlet

“The readiness is all.” On the way to writing a classic revenge thriller laced with political intrigue, William Shakespeare drafted one of the greatest plays ever written. Thanks to Hamlet’s razor sharp wit, the play is not only unexpectedly funny, but profoundly direct in confronting the essential questions at the core of what it is…

Apprentice/Intern Project: Troilus and Cressida

Apprentice/Intern Project: Troilus and Cressida

“For to be wise and love exceeds man’s might.” Love meets consequences: comical, satirical, heroic, tragic, Troilus & Cressida resists easy classification, a minefield of brutal ironies, betrayed loyalties and shattered ideals. Compelling and exasperating, humorous and heartbreaking, it stands apart as Shakespeare’s ultimate dissection of human nature at war with itself. Apprentices and Interns come…

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

“Stark raving sane.” As he did in Shakespeare in Love, Tom Stoppard uses dazzling language in a Shakespeare inspired story that asks, “what if?” What if we are minor characters in our own story? What if we are trapped in a play we can’t alter? The result is a profoundly funny, deeply moving portrait of…

Rockwell Kent Shakespeare Illustrations at the MMAM

Rockwell Kent Shakespeare Illustrations at the MMAM

Wednesday June 25 through Sunday August 3, 2014. On display are 20 original illustrations created by Rockwell Kent for the 1936 edition of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” published by Garden City Publishing Company. Kent (1882-1971) was a famous painter, printmaker, illustrator and writer who lived and worked in Winona from 1912-3 and was the…

August 2nd: Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest

August 2nd: Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest

Free event: join us to hear actors from the GRSF Company read the winning sonnets from the 7th Annual Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest. Click here to read more about the contest and find out how you can enter. Best Humorous Sonnet – 2013 Farm Girl June’s truck comes up the road—she honks the horn…

July 26th: Dr. Peter Saccio: What Happened at Elsinore?

July 26th: Dr. Peter Saccio: What Happened at Elsinore?

Dr. Peter Saccio (Ph.D., Princeton University) is the Leon D. Black Professor of Shakespearean Studies and Professor of English Emeritus at Dartmouth College. Professor Saccio is the author Shakespeare’s English Kings (1977), which has become a classic in its field. His popular video and audio lecture series from The Great Courses is practically required listening for…

July 19th: Shakespeare Symposium on “Hamlet”

July 19th: Shakespeare Symposium on “Hamlet”

Three scholars from varying fields join us for an interdisciplinary conversation about Hamlet. Check back on this page as we finalize details for this event.

June 27: Annie Mack Band

June 27: Annie Mack Band

July 12th: Frozen River Film Festival presents “Darwin: The Series”

July 12th: Frozen River Film Festival presents “Darwin: The Series”

Leo Darwin is a life coach whose life is falling apart. Christopher Gerson, GRSF acting company member since season one and the genius behind the GRSF videos over the years, presents his new web series. Co-created by Karl Kenzler and directed by Emmy Award winning actress Carrie Preston (True Blood, The Good Wife), Darwin includes…