by LAURA HAYES for the Winona Post on October 16, 2017 Original Article here. On Thursday evening, Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) leaders announced their professional lineup for season 15 — Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” David Ives’ “Venus in Fur,” and a stage adaptation of the 1998 film “Shakespeare in Love.” The apprentice play is “The Merchant of Venice.” “It’s going to be

Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) hosted its first-ever Subscriber Choice Awards on Thursday, October 12 in Winona. At the event, awards were announced for Great Performances, Great Direction/Design, and Great Moments from Season 14. Festival patrons who held Season Passes during 2017 were sent a survey and asked to choose some of their favorite memories from Season 14. Award winners are listed below: Great Performances: Michael Fitzpatrick as Bruno the

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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

It’s the land of 10,000 lakes, hockey, Spam, the beloved late Prince, and…Shakespeare?   The Great River Shakespeare Festival is proud to have called Winona, Minnesota its home for all thirteen seasons of its existence, a period long enough that many forget how special its existence in this location really is. The festival is the only one of its kind in Minnesota, and one of the few Shakespeare festivals in

A New Ulm-born artist has become a torch bearer for successful arts in small towns.   Silas Sellnow, a graduate of thi s year’s University of Minnesota Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, is currently employed in his third consecutive season at the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona.     Sellnow’s roots were planted with GRSF in his sophomore year at the U, when current artistic director of the

Read the article on this event in the Winona Daily News! William Shakespeare passed away in his home in Stratford-upon-Avon four hundred years ago this April 23rd. Please join Great River Shakespeare Festival in remembering this great man by celebrating his life on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Details on event below.) Often considered the greatest dramatist of all time, Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford on April 26,1564 and was thought to

Summer is just around the corner! We know many of you are already planning your visits to Winona and GRSF, and all you have left to do is book your tickets! Tickets will be available for the three professional productions, as well as the Apprentice/Intern Production, Front Porch Events and Callithump! If you are making reservations over the phone, please be patient during the first few days of ticket sales

Season 13 will again bring three professional productions to GRSF: two of Shakespeare’s plays and a new musical. Artistic Director Doug Scholz-Carlson says of the upcoming season,“This season celebrates the ability of words to change the world. Rosalind creates her ideal partner with gloriously witty banter. Mark Antony changes the history of Rome in a single speech. John Banvard is confounded by the seductive patter of P.T.Barnum. What better way is there to

Great River Shakespeare Festival has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support bringing arts to rural communities. The NEA is the federal agency that supports and funds the arts to give all Americans the opportunity to experience creativity and participate in the arts. NEA programs and funding support thousands of activities in communities large and small across the country, including about 30,000