Since its debut in 2004, the Great River Shakespeare Festival has drawn rave reviews for its theatrical presentations of works by the Bard. But Shakespeare’s plays are just a tiny slice of what’s in store during each season of GRSF. Free outdoor concerts, a Front-Porch lecture series, coffee chats with directors, a youth immersion program, and additional performances of contemporary works are just a few of the reasons that more than 10,000 people each season flock to the festival.
Season and individual tickets are on sale now for the 2018 festival, which runs June 29-August 5 and will feature A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All’s Well that Ends Well, Shakespeare In Love, and Venus in Fur.
Modeled after the Ashland, Oregon, Shakespeare Festival, the Great River Shakespeare Festival is a national-caliber festival that casts actors and crew members from across the country. It is the largest professional theater company in Minnesota outside of the Twin Cities, and it draws audience members from several states away.