Great River Shakespeare Festival


Exciting performances are just the beginning

Great River Shakespeare Festival from June 21 to July 30, 2017, is the premier place to experience Shakespeare’s stories as our own. GRSF enhances the play-going experience through musical performances, receptions, classes, workshops and programs for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

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Richard III

Politics is a game for Richard, a wickedly funny hunchback on a bloody campaign to seize the English crown. He may be backstabbing and manipulative, but he is so mesmerizing you can’t look away. For the fractious ruling elite, a deal with the devil seems a small price to pay to gain power — until the game has consequences. Founding company member Christopher Gerson stars as the charismatic villain in Shakespeare’s fast paced thriller.

 

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Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors explores the essential human longing for what makes us whole. We examine the need to find our other half, and in so doing, find ourselves.

And …..oh yes…… it’s a COMEDY!

The set up is simple: Two sets of twins separated early in life end up in the same town and hilarity ensues. Based on the classic works of Plautus, Comedy of Errors is a true farce. Shakespeare knows you already know the story: so we can have loads of fun in the execution! Sprinkle in some mysticism and the characters may think they’re going truly mad! Now imagine this escapade set against the boozy jazzy backdrop of the 1920s Gatsby era and let the revelry begin.

Madness Mayhem and Merriment! Comedy of Errors is a zany romp full of mistaken identity and silly shenanigans, and hopefully it all turns out alright in the end; but oh!, what a joyful journey it is getting there.

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Shipwrecked: An Entertainment

“The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Donald Margulies scampers to the defense of good old-fashioned yarn spinning with SHIPWRECKED. The breathless story of a Victorian gentleman [and] seafaring wanderer springs to life like a theatrical pop-up book… [in a] kid-friendly comedy. The audience is left to judge whether he is an inspirational figure touched by imaginative genius or a mere con man. We can also consider the possibility that the hero of this true story based on an untrue story is a little of each.” (Charles Isherwood, NY Times)

Commissioned and first produced by South Coast Repertory.

“SHIPWRECKED! AN ENTERTAINMENT—THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONT (AS TOLD BY HIMSELF) IS PRESENTED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC., NEW YORK.”

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An Iliad

by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
BASED ON HOMER’S THE ILIAD, TRANSLATED BY ROBERT FAGLES

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