Get 13% off your Season Passes for one-weekend only! April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, as well as his 452nd birthday.  In celebration of this significant date, GRSF is offering audiences a special one-weekend-only deal on 2016 Season Passes. On April 23 and 24, receive a 13% discount on a GRSF Season Pass, which allows holders to see each of the three professional

Words are powerful, and when combined in the right way have the power to change the world. Our experts will explore the Greek & Roman roots of rhetorical devices, how rhetoric is used strategically and differently in public and private life, and how rhetoric can lead to truth of the root of an idea. Front Porch Events offer opportunities to more deeply explore the themes and ideas that begin in

Each spring, Great River Shakespeare Festival’s design and production team gathers in Winona to prepare for the upcoming season. Summer 2016 will bring Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It, the tragic Julius Caesar and the new bluegrass musical Georama, which was originally workshopped at GRSF in 2012. The design team works on aspects of the production that have to be ready to build as soon as the company arrives in

Celebrate your “Love of the Arts” at the third annual Great River Shakespeare Festival & Minnesota Marine Art Museum’s Valentine’s Bash! “The Valentine’s Bash: For the Love of the Arts,” has become a favorite Winona winter event that creates an opportunity for arts lovers to celebrate Valentine’s Day and support two of their favorite Winona Arts organizations at once. Held at the iconic Minnesota Marine Art Museum on Saturday, February

As winter approaches, so does the annual GRSF 12/12 Holiday Party! Mark your calendars for–just as you guessed–December 12. Join us as we celebrate 2015 and look ahead to what 2016 will bring. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available , as well as special announcements about Season 13! The 12/12 Party is the first opportunity to purchase your Season Passes. There are a few changes this year

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

GRSF Company Member and Video Team Leader Christopher Gerson will discuss both Romeo & Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing from the perspectives of of both videographer and stage actor. GRSF company members will do a live demonstration of how acting techniques change when performing Shakespeare live vs on camera. John Kerr (St. Mary’s University English Department) will join them and focus on the visual elements of Baz Luhrmann’s major motion picture

GRSF is so pleased to welcome author Tim Federle to the Front Porch event line-up. Federle is an award-winning American writer and former Broadway dancer. He was born in San Mateo, California, and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His debut novel, Better Nate Than Ever, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2013.  Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, the sequel to Better Nate Than Ever, was named an American Booksellers