“Hamlet” Trailer

“Hamlet” Trailer

GRSF Season 11 Begins

GRSF Season 11 Begins

SELCO Library Programs

SELCO Library Programs

A Shakespeare festival and a public library: what could form a more natural partnership? After several years of successful partnerships with many Southeastern Minnesota libraries, we expanded our library programming in 2014. We facilitated workshops for both adults and teenagers at libraries in Winona, La Crescent, St. Charles, Rochester, Northfield, Lanesboro, and Rushford. Information about…

Narrated Changeover

Narrated Changeover

See the GRSF crews in action with a guide to answer your questions in the Performing Arts Center on the WSU Campus. Saturdays, July 12, 19 & 26 and August 2nd at 5:30pm. $5 suggested donation.

Chocolate, Shakespeare and Champagne

Chocolate, Shakespeare and Champagne

Saturday, June 14, 2014 7-9 P.M. The Winona County Historical Society hosts Great River Shakespeare Festival for the first glimpse of Season 11 at the historic Alexander Mansion Bed and Breakfast (map). Mingle with the actors, directors, designers, technicians and your fellow Shakespeare fans while sampling delicious desserts and crisp champagne in an elegant historic setting.‎ Tickets are $25 for…

Great River Guys: Spread the Word

Lee: Hey Doug, I was in the Hy Vee the other day and heard such and such about so and so. Doug: Okay… Lee: And then, when I was at the bakery, I heard that you know who might be you know what. Doug: Was this a particularly bad winter for you Lee? Are you…

NEW VIDEO! “The Stories We Tell”

NEW VIDEO! “The Stories We Tell”

Sometimes what happens behind the scenes is much more dramatic or funny that what’s happening on-stage. Hear some of these “Stories We Tell” in the latest GRSF Video!

Will Reads

Will Reads

Thank you for a wonderful Season 11! Check back in January 2015 for information about Season 12! Join noted scholars from the Winona community for an in-depth discussion of this season’s plays! Professors and teachers from WSU, Saint Mary’s, and Cotter High School will lead a lively conversation about each play by Shakespeare (Hamlet, The…

Pre-show Conversations: All Season

Pre-show Conversations: All Season

Your 10 minute introduction to the play – starts 30 minutes prior to each show Whether you are a PhD in Literature or a new-comer to Shakespeare, this entertaining talk will help you enjoy the play even more. Get to know characters, the basics of the plot and a bit of the background. Free and…