The Great River Shakespeare Festival’s opening weekend festivities were featured in Broadway World. The Festival opens July 1 at the Winona State University Performing Arts Center with the production of Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s delightful comedy. “Twelfth Night promises to be a magical and hilarious evening of love and yearning, mistaken identity, sword fighting and drunken revelry.” Opening on July 2 is Carlyle Brown’s “The African Company Presents Richard III,” a play that tells the story of the African Company of New York who attempted to perform Richard III in New York only to be shut down by an “uptown theatre impresario.” On July 3, the musical “Always…Patsy Cline,” will finish out the opening weekend. It’s a true story of a friendship between Patsy Cline and her “super fan,” Louise Seger and includes “many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Walking After Midnight.”
Performances run on a rotating schedule through July 31. See all three and save with a 3-play Season Pass. The Festival also offers events, talk-backs, ice-cream socials and more. Full details and tickets are available online at grsf.org or by calling 507.474.7900.