The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

  “I have pursued her as love hath pursued me.” Sir John Falstaff returns to the GRSF stage in Shakespeare’s hilarious story of cuckoldry and bungled seduction. See what happens when Falstaff tries to woo not one, but two of Windsor’s merriest wives. The Merry Wives of Windsor is a bawdy, hysterical take on fidelity,…

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…

Summer Programs for all ages are open for registration

Summer Programs for all ages are open for registration

Young Actor Auditions for Merry Wives of Windsor

Young Actor Auditions for Merry Wives of Windsor

GRSF announces auditions for young actors, aged 9-17, for the upcoming Summer 2014 production of The Merry Wives of Windsor on Saturday, March 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Winona History Center, 160 Johnson St, Winona, MN 55987 (map). We are looking for up to 10 young actors, male and female, aged 10…

Will’s Creative Drama: age 4 to 1st grade

Will’s Creative Drama: age 4 to 1st grade

This brand new program offers five half-day creative dramatics classes for students beginning kindergarten those having finished first grade. Children will have a blast playing theater games to learn collaborative performance skills and group dynamics. They will explore ways to use their voices and bodies as tools for storytelling working with simple stories and poetry….

Will’s Power Players: 2nd to 5th Grade

Will’s Power Players: 2nd to 5th Grade

New to GRSF this season, this program gives students who have completed 2nd to 5th grade a chance to build a foundation of skills in acting and performance while exploring the wonders of Shakespeare. Students will explore voice, movement and imagination, in addition to monologue and scene work while practicing listening and speaking skills and…

Shakespeare for Young Designers: 6th grade to high school

Shakespeare for Young Designers: 6th grade to high school

Tuesday, July 8th – Sunday, July 27th, 2014 Space is limited. Sign up now. Click here to apply for the summer of 2014. (Deadline is June 15, 2014) Shakespeare for Young Designers offers an opportunity for students entering grades 7-12 to explore scenic and costume design and production strategies in the context of Shakespearean text….