Author: Eileen Moeller

Great River Reports: January Company Update

The GRSF company are certainly keeping busy in this winter season. Check out some of the updates below! Caroline Amos will be appearing as Peter in Peter and Alice by John Logan at Candid Theater Company in Minneapolis, MN. To learn more about the show or go see Caroline in a performance, click here. Artistic…
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GRSF Welcomes New Director of Education Carrie Nath

Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) recently welcomed its new Director of Education, Carrie Nath. Ms. Nath recently moved from Louisville, KY to Winona to join the festival. Ms. Nath is an arts administrator, director, choreographer, actor and arts educator and has been working throughout the United States for 30 years. Ms. Nath’s passions are movement…
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July 7: Keith Jones – Around the Globe

Keith Jones - Around the Globe: Shakespeare Films Around the World Adaptations and derivatives of Shakespeare's plays come out every year. From the Oscar-Winning Shakespeare in Love to Makibefo, a version of Macbeth filmed in Madagascar, audiences are presented with new settings for Shakespeare’s plots, characters—even his biography. But what are we to think of these departures from or revisitings…
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June 30: Frozen River Film Festival

GRSF and Frozen River Film Festival present a morning of film selections from the 2018 festival. Who should you bring? Anyone! FRFF will screen films, and there will be time for discussion with a moderator about how the films relate to our communities and other arts (like theater).

December Company Update

The Great River Shakespeare Festival company is always busy – and the holiday season is no exception! GRSF company members are performing all over the country – read below to learn more. Christopher Peltier is appearing in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production of A Christmas Carol, where he plays Young Scrooge. It is being praised as…
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Audience Spotlight – Professor Gabriel Manrique

We’re adding a new feature to our newsletters in the off-season: Audience Spotlight! Each audience spotlight will feature a different GRSF audience member with varying experiences with the festival. Some people may have attended many seasons and are lifelong Shakespeare enthusiasts; others may have been dragged kicking and screaming by a friend or family member.…
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November Company Update

GRSF founder Paul Barnes closes Hamlet at the St. Louis Repertory Theatre after a blockbuster run. This is the first time the Rep has produced Hamlet, and it has received rave reviews.  The production featured several past GRSF company members including Jim Poulos as Hamlet, Jonathan Gillard Daly as the Gravedigger, and Christopher Gerson as Horatio. Read more…
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Will Run 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Will Run on Sunday, July 16th! Thank you also to all of the wonderful volunteers, cheerleaders, and the Will Run committee who made this event possible. Below are listed the top runners in the race. More times will be posted later in the week. Congratulations to all…
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Winona Post: GRSF Announces Plays for Season 15

by LAURA HAYES for the Winona Post on October 16, 2017 Original Article here. On Thursday evening, Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) leaders announced their professional lineup for season 15 — Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” David Ives’ “Venus in Fur,” and a stage adaptation of the 1998 film…
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