Front Porch Events

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The front porch is where we gather to talk with our friends, family, and neighbors. We present this series of special events and symposiums to continue the conversations. Join us Saturday mornings from 11am to 12:30pm (Carlyle Brown Front Porch will be at 3pm). Each Front Porch Event is $15, except the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, which is free. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Click here for a map of nearby eateries that can provide a quick lunch between each Front Porch Event and the 2pm matinee performance. All events take place in WSU’s Science Atrium except Carlyle Brown’s performance and Dr. Peter Saccio’s conversation, which take place in the WSU Performing Arts Center.

Friends of Will starts a new chapter in Rochester

ROCHESTER, Minn— The Great River Shakespeare Festival will sponsor an organizational social event at the Rochester Public Library on Monday, May 4th at 7p.m. Associate Director and acting company member Doug Scholz-Carlson will give a preview of the upcoming season and GRSF Board member Karen Fawcett will talk about volunteer opportunities. In addition to offering ways to get involved in the Festival, the event will provide a chance to connect with other Shakespeare lovers.

City-Wide Sonnet Contest Kick-off Event

Are you a fan of the sonnet, or are you just curious about the oldest form of modern poetry? Winona’s Poet Laureate, Jim Armstrong, and the Shakespeare Festival’s Alec Wild invite you to come down to the Book Shelf/Blue Heron Coffee house on Friday, May 8 at 7 pm for an evening of sonnet appreciation….

Great News from the National Endowment for the Arts

You’ve been backing a winner. We recently received word from the National Endowment for the Arts that GRSF would receive a $10,000 grant in support of our 2009 season production of The Tempest. Although the award is only one third of our request for funding, the fact that we received anything at all on our…

This Week at GRSF: Technology

“To make a virtue of necessity…” -Two Gentlemen of Verona This season at GRSF, we are trying to do more with less, and we need your help. While we have little money to buy ads, we still need to fill our theater. Luckily, we have what wealthier advertisers dream of: you, an audience that knows…

This Week: It’s Greek to me…

What kind of madman would write a play that requires the audience to read a dozen books in advance? Come as you are; you’ll be fine.” -Tom Stoppard If you are reading this website, you probably already know that Shakespeare is for everyone. You may know that he wrote plays that sold tickets to illiterate…

This Week: 4th of July

Click for a complete schedule: This Week at GRSF Join us for the 4th of July After the 3pm performance of The Tempest (buy tickets), join us for a free concert by Charile Parr, grilling on the green, Jonathan Gillard Daly reading The Declaration of Independence and more. (read more) Mark your calendar: July 3rd:…

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