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July 2019

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Cymbeline

July 16 @ 7:30 pm

This nine person production focuses the larger than life and full of wonder story into an intimate exploration of grace and pride that challenges the audience to understand betrayal at a human level and forgiveness on a radical level.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: White Rabbit Red Rabbit

July 16 @ 7:30 pm

Performed by the likes of famous actors like Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, Wayne Brady, Cynthia Nixon and more, it’s now Great River’s turn to deliver that sealed envelope to our company members. This summer, experience a performance of this intimate and never to be repeated show that both actor and audience are asked to keep a complete secret when they leave. Not much more can be said…but you don’t want to miss this.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth

July 17 @ 2:00 pm

Back on the Great River main stage for the first time since Season 4, the savage world of the Bard’s great Scottish Play is once again brought to life this summer. A swift tale that unfolds in an unforgiving world, Macbeth tells a tale of madness, power, and ambition led by one of Shakespeare’s greatest power couples.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: No Child…

July 17 @ 7:30 pm

Based on her time as a teaching artist in New York City public schools, Nilaja Sun’s one person show invites you into the classroom where a group of 10th graders in an under-resourced school are putting on a play.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Cymbeline

July 18 @ 7:30 pm

This nine person production focuses the larger than life and full of wonder story into an intimate exploration of grace and pride that challenges the audience to understand betrayal at a human level and forgiveness on a radical level.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: No Child..

July 19 @ 2:00 pm

Based on her time as a teaching artist in New York City public schools, Nilaja Sun’s one person show invites you into the classroom where a group of 10th graders in an under-resourced school are putting on a play.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth

July 19 @ 2:00 pm

Back on the Great River main stage for the first time since Season 4, the savage world of the Bard’s great Scottish Play is once again brought to life this summer. A swift tale that unfolds in an unforgiving world, Macbeth tells a tale of madness, power, and ambition led by one of Shakespeare’s greatest power couples.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Servant of Two Masters

July 19 @ 7:30 pm

Mixups, music, mayhem and a whole lot of fun ensue in an adaptation that showcases classic Commedia dell’Arte characters and lazzi with a modern twist. Echoing the traveling theatre troupes of yore, the production will play on the Great River main stage as well as in found spaces throughout Winona.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: White Rabbit Red Rabbit

July 19 @ 7:30 pm

In White Rabbit Red Rabbit a single actor walks onstage, opens a sealed envelope and performs a play they’ve never seen or read before. Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour’s script is top secret but he is open about the fact that, confined to his native Iran for refusing to take part in mandatory military service, this play is his way of connecting with people across the world: Winona, Minnesota now included.

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Tour of Gardens: Gardens of Purpose Tour

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The Gardens of Purpose Tour will focus on the reasons for specific gardens in the Arboretum at WSU.  Are you looking for a place that features specific plants? Do you want a place to sit quietly and contemplate?  Is there some kind of historical purpose in your planting? Does the garden provide a physical benefit to your grounds or critters in your area?  Is there an educational reason for the garden? Meet at the WSU Gazebo.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Cymbeline

July 20 @ 2:00 pm

This nine person production focuses the larger than life and full of wonder story into an intimate exploration of grace and pride that challenges the audience to understand betrayal at a human level and forgiveness on a radical level.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: No Child…

July 20 @ 7:30 pm

Based on her time as a teaching artist in New York City public schools, Nilaja Sun’s one person show invites you into the classroom where a group of 10th graders in an under-resourced school are putting on a play.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth

July 20 @ 7:30 pm

Back on the Great River main stage for the first time since Season 4, the savage world of the Bard’s great Scottish Play is once again brought to life this summer. A swift tale that unfolds in an unforgiving world, Macbeth tells a tale of madness, power, and ambition led by one of Shakespeare’s greatest power couples.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Servant of Two Masters

July 21 @ 2:00 pm

Mixups, music, mayhem and a whole lot of fun ensue in an adaptation that showcases classic Commedia dell’Arte characters and lazzi with a modern twist. Echoing the traveling theatre troupes of yore, the production will play on the Great River main stage as well as in found spaces throughout Winona.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth

July 23 @ 7:30 pm

Back on the Great River main stage for the first time since Season 4, the savage world of the Bard’s great Scottish Play is once again brought to life this summer. A swift tale that unfolds in an unforgiving world, Macbeth tells a tale of madness, power, and ambition led by one of Shakespeare’s greatest power couples.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: No Child…

July 23 @ 7:30 pm

Based on her time as a teaching artist in New York City public schools, Nilaja Sun’s one person show invites you into the classroom where a group of 10th graders in an under-resourced school are putting on a play. Full of heart and humor, No Child asks that together we look at the ways our school system is failing our children while also honoring and uplifting the tireless people working within those walls.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Cymbeline

July 24 @ 2:00 pm

This nine person production focuses the larger than life and full of wonder story into an intimate exploration of grace and pride that challenges the audience to understand betrayal at a human level and forgiveness on a radical level.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: The Servant of Two Masters

July 24 @ 7:30 pm

Mixups, music, mayhem and a whole lot of fun ensue in an adaptation that showcases classic Commedia dell’Arte characters and lazzi with a modern twist. Echoing the traveling theatre troupes of yore, the production will play on the Great River main stage as well as in found spaces throughout Winona.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Cymbeline

July 25 @ 7:30 pm

This nine person production focuses the larger than life and full of wonder story into an intimate exploration of grace and pride that challenges the audience to understand betrayal at a human level and forgiveness on a radical level.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Servant of Two Masters

July 26 @ 2:00 pm

Mixups, music, mayhem and a whole lot of fun ensue in an adaptation that showcases classic Commedia dell’Arte characters and lazzi with a modern twist. Echoing the traveling theatre troupes of yore, the production will play on the Great River main stage as well as in found spaces throughout Winona.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth

July 26 @ 7:30 pm

Back on the Great River main stage for the first time since Season 4, the savage world of the Bard’s great Scottish Play is once again brought to life this summer. A swift tale that unfolds in an unforgiving world, Macbeth tells a tale of madness, power, and ambition led by one of Shakespeare’s greatest power couples.  

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: No Child…

July 26 @ 7:30 pm

Based on her time as a teaching artist in New York City public schools, Nilaja Sun’s one person show invites you into the classroom where a group of 10th graders in an under-resourced school are putting on a play. Full of heart and humor, No Child asks that together we look at the ways our school system is failing our children while also honoring and uplifting the tireless people working within those walls.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival Front Porch Event: Shakespearean Youth Theatre and GRSF

July 27 @ 11:00 am
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Shakespearean Youth Theatre’s production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona will be performed by this young ensemble from the Twin Cities. Shakespearean Youth Theatre’s mission is to inspire, empower and challenge young people to engage with great works and create groundbreaking art. The ensemble will be in Winona to train with GRSF teaching artists and will present their work alongside GRSF’s youth ensembles. This Front Porch event will also feature the screening of the Shakespeare for Young Filmmakers’ final project.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Cymbeline

July 27 @ 2:00 pm

This nine person production focuses the larger than life and full of wonder story into an intimate exploration of grace and pride that challenges the audience to understand betrayal at a human level and forgiveness on a radical level.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: The Servant of Two Masters

July 27 @ 7:30 pm

Mixups, music, mayhem and a whole lot of fun ensue in an adaptation that showcases classic Commedia dell’Arte characters and lazzi with a modern twist. Echoing the traveling theatre troupes of yore, the production will play on the Great River main stage as well as in found spaces throughout Winona.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth

July 28 @ 2:00 pm

Back on the Great River main stage for the first time since Season 4, the savage world of the Bard’s great Scottish Play is once again brought to life this summer. A swift tale that unfolds in an unforgiving world, Macbeth tells a tale of madness, power, and ambition led by one of Shakespeare’s greatest power couples.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: No Child…

July 28 @ 2:00 pm

Based on her time as a teaching artist in New York City public schools, Nilaja Sun’s one person show invites you into the classroom where a group of 10th graders in an under-resourced school are putting on a play. Full of heart and humor, No Child asks that together we look at the ways our school system is failing our children while also honoring and uplifting the tireless people working within those walls.

Find out more »

Callithump

July 30 @ 7:00 pm
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Callithump is a zany, boisterous, and extremely entertaining fundraising event that is produced by the GRSF company members. Come early for games and entertainment on the Green.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Cymbeline

July 31 @ 2:00 pm

This nine person production focuses the larger than life and full of wonder story into an intimate exploration of grace and pride that challenges the audience to understand betrayal at a human level and forgiveness on a radical level.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth

July 31 @ 7:30 pm

Back on the Great River main stage for the first time since Season 4, the savage world of the Bard’s great Scottish Play is once again brought to life this summer. A swift tale that unfolds in an unforgiving world, Macbeth tells a tale of madness, power, and ambition led by one of Shakespeare’s greatest power couples.

Find out more »

August 2019

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth

August 1 @ 7:30 pm

Back on the Great River main stage for the first time since Season 4, the savage world of the Bard’s great Scottish Play is once again brought to life this summer. A swift tale that unfolds in an unforgiving world, Macbeth tells a tale of madness, power, and ambition led by one of Shakespeare’s greatest power couples.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: No Child…

August 1 @ 7:30 pm

Based on her time as a teaching artist in New York City public schools, Nilaja Sun’s one person show invites you into the classroom where a group of 10th graders in an under-resourced school are putting on a play. Full of heart and humor, No Child asks that together we look at the ways our school system is failing our children while also honoring and uplifting the tireless people working within those walls.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: The Servant of Two Masters

August 2 @ 2:00 pm

Mixups, music, mayhem and a whole lot of fun ensue in an adaptation that showcases classic Commedia dell’Arte characters and lazzi with a modern twist. Echoing the traveling theatre troupes of yore, the production will play on the Great River main stage as well as in found spaces throughout Winona.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Cymbeline

August 2 @ 7:30 pm

This nine person production focuses the larger than life and full of wonder story into an intimate exploration of grace and pride that challenges the audience to understand betrayal at a human level and forgiveness on a radical level.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival Front Porch Event: Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender

August 3 @ 11:00 am
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Lisa Wolpe is an expert on gender-flipping Shakespeare as well as an actress, director, teacher, writer, traveler, and distinguished scholar. Her one-woman show explored her experiences as an activist for inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and promoting women’s rights and racial equality. The GRSF Front Porch events features scholars, theater professionals, and community members who talk the places where art & life intersect.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth

August 3 @ 2:00 pm

Back on the Great River main stage for the first time since Season 4, the savage world of the Bard’s great Scottish Play is once again brought to life this summer. A swift tale that unfolds in an unforgiving world, Macbeth tells a tale of madness, power, and ambition led by one of Shakespeare’s greatest power couples.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: No Child…

August 3 @ 2:00 pm

Based on her time as a teaching artist in New York City public schools, Nilaja Sun’s one person show invites you into the classroom where a group of 10th graders in an under-resourced school are putting on a play. Full of heart and humor, No Child asks that together we look at the ways our school system is failing our children while also honoring and uplifting the tireless people working within those walls.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: The Servant of Two Masters

August 3 @ 7:30 pm

Mixups, music, mayhem and a whole lot of fun ensue in an adaptation that showcases classic Commedia dell’Arte characters and lazzi with a modern twist. Echoing the traveling theatre troupes of yore, the production will play on the Great River main stage as well as in found spaces throughout Winona.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Cymbeline

August 4 @ 2:00 pm

This nine person production focuses the larger than life and full of wonder story into an intimate exploration of grace and pride that challenges the audience to understand betrayal at a human level and forgiveness on a radical level.

Find out more »
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