2013 Season Playbill

2013 Season Playbill

Preview our Season 10 Playbill before you visit the theatre! You will find everything you want to know about our plays – Twelfth Night and King Henry V – along with company biographies, festival event schedules and information, reflections on our first ten years, and so much more. To get your printed copy, you must…

Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Initial Public Event

Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Initial Public Event

The Great River Shakespeare Festival will inaugurate the 2013 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest with a sonnet jamboree on Wednesday, May 29th, 7 pm, at Mugby Junction Coffee Shop’s location on Huff Street in Winona. Winona Poet Laureate Emilio DeGrazia will be on hand to explain sonnet forms, past Poet Laureate Ken McCullough will offer…

Shakespeare in the Schools Residency

Shakespeare in the Schools Residency

The third year of Shakespeare in the Schools began on Monday, April 29th. The artist residency brings Great River Shakespeare Festival teaching artists into the schools. The professional actors and directors work with students to increase acting skills and understanding of Shakespeare. The final result will be a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on…

2013 Season Poster – Now Interactive

2013 Season Poster – Now Interactive

Relive the Great River Shakespeare Festival’s 10 year history by exploring our Season 10 Poster. The photos on the poster represent every GRSF production. Click on the poster image (right) to go to a large, interactive version that allows you to explore our Flickr photo galleries.

Best Day Trip 2013 is Winona

Best Day Trip 2013 is Winona

City Pages’ 2013 Best of the Twin Cities named Winona “Best Day Trip.” Here is what they had to say:   Part of the fun of a day trip is the journey there and back, and if you take Highway 61 south of the Twin Cities, you can hug the Mississippi River on your way…

Season 10 Tickets Available Online NOW

Season 10 Tickets Available Online NOW

Season 10: June 26 – August 4, 2013 Starting April 15, 2013, tickets to all performances* and events are available for purchase on-line. Click here to place your order or click here to learn more. *Tickets to our Free Preview performances are available only by calling our box office at (507) 474-9376 or emailing boxoffice@grsf.org….

Season Preview – April 14, 2013

Season Preview – April 14, 2013

The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host its annual Season Preview on Sunday April 14th from 4:00-6:00pm, in conjunction with the Winona County History Center, where the event will be held. Several members of the Festival’s artistic staff will be present to talk about plans for GRSF’s 2013 productions. Artistic Director Paul Barnes will discuss…

“Comedy of Errors” Best Comedy at Louie Awards

“Comedy of Errors” Best Comedy at Louie Awards

The St. Louis Critics Circle Awards honored the Great River Shakespeare Festival-originated production of The Comedy of Errors with three “Louies” Monday evening, March 18: Outstanding Production of a Comedy Outstanding Director of a Comedy – GRSF Artistic Director Paul Barnes Oustanding Costume Design – GRSF Designer Margaret Weedon The production, which was mounted at Repertory…

Shakespeare Festival Leader to Step Down

Shakespeare Festival Leader to Step Down

The Board of Directors of the Great River Shakespeare Festival announced on February 20, 2013 that it has accepted the resignation of Eric Bunge, its current Managing Director, effective this week. Bunge, who was the founder of the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, MN, has served the Festival since July, 2011. “Eric has had a major…