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June 2022

Great River Shakespeare Festival: Season 18

June 18 - July 31

The Great River Shakespeare Festival is professional theater company presenting dynamic productions of Shakespeare's play. It's theater for everyone at Minnesota's premier Shakespeare Festival.  2022 Season plays are "The Taming of the Shrew," "Richard III," and "Twelfth Night."

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night

June 18 @ 7:00 pm

When Viola is washed ashore after a shipwreck, she dons a disguise to serve a lovelorn Duke and delivers his messages to the Countess Olivia, who in turn falls head-over-heels for Viola. Beth Gardiner (GRSF’s The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Servant of Two Masters) brings her special brand of delightful humor and heart-filled storytelling to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night which promises to be a magical evening of mistaken identity, love, yearning and drunken foolery.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Richard III

June 19 @ 7:00 pm

The African Company Presents Richard III which examines who is allowed to find themselves in great works of art.  Festival favorite Corey Allen (GRSF’s King Lear, Henry V, Twelfth Night, Midsummer) returns to direct this true and uniquely American story.    

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: The African Company Presents Richard III

June 23 @ 7:00 pm

Carlyle Brown’s masterpiece, The African Company Presents Richard III, examines who is allowed to find themselves in great works of art.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night

June 24 @ 7:00 pm

When Viola is washed ashore after a shipwreck, she dons a disguise to serve a lovelorn Duke and delivers his messages to the Countess Olivia, who in turn falls head-over-heels for Viola. Beth Gardiner (GRSF’s The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Servant of Two Masters) brings her special brand of delightful humor and heart-filled storytelling to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night which promises to be a magical evening of mistaken identity, love, yearning and drunken foolery.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: The African Company Presents Richard III

June 25 @ 7:00 pm

Carlyle Brown’s masterpiece, The African Company Presents Richard III, examines who is allowed to find themselves in great works of art.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew

June 30 @ 7:00 pm

A fierce and energetic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, is gender-reversed and set in a music-filled saloon in the American West.  Follow Kat and Petrucia on this joyous romp as they face off at high noon and gamble on an explosive high-stakes marriage at gunpoint.

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July 2022

Great River Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew

July 1 @ 7:00 pm

A fierce and energetic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, is gender-reversed and set in a music-filled saloon in the American West.  Follow Kat and Petrucia on this joyous romp as they face off at high noon and gamble on an explosive high-stakes marriage at gunpoint.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew

July 2 @ 7:00 pm

A fierce and energetic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, is gender-reversed and set in a music-filled saloon in the American West.  Follow Kat and Petrucia on this joyous romp as they face off at high noon and gamble on an explosive high-stakes marriage at gunpoint.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: The African Company presents Richard III

July 3 @ 3:00 pm

Carlyle Brown’s masterpiece, The African Company Presents Richard III, examines who is allowed to find themselves in great works of art.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: The African Company presents Richard III

July 6 @ 7:00 pm

Carlyle Brown’s masterpiece, The African Company Presents Richard III, examines who is allowed to find themselves in great works of art.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night

July 7 @ 7:00 pm

When Viola is washed ashore after a shipwreck, she dons a disguise to serve a lovelorn Duke and delivers his messages to the Countess Olivia, who in turn falls head-over-heels for Viola. Beth Gardiner brings her special brand of delightful humor and heart-filled storytelling to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night which promises to be a magical evening of mistaken identity, love, yearning and drunken foolery.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night

July 8 @ 1:00 pm

When Viola is washed ashore after a shipwreck, she dons a disguise to serve a lovelorn Duke and delivers his messages to the Countess Olivia, who in turn falls head-over-heels for Viola. Beth Gardiner brings her special brand of delightful humor and heart-filled storytelling to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night which promises to be a magical evening of mistaken identity, love, yearning and drunken foolery.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: The African Company presents Richard III

July 9 @ 1:00 pm

Carlyle Brown’s masterpiece, The African Company Presents Richard III, examines who is allowed to find themselves in great works of art.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night

July 9 @ 7:00 pm

When Viola is washed ashore after a shipwreck, she dons a disguise to serve a lovelorn Duke and delivers his messages to the Countess Olivia, who in turn falls head-over-heels for Viola. Beth Gardiner brings her special brand of delightful humor and heart-filled storytelling to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night which promises to be a magical evening of mistaken identity, love, yearning and drunken foolery.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew

July 13 @ 7:00 pm

Shakespeare’s fierce and energetic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, is gender-reversed and set in a music-filled saloon in the American West.  Follow Kat and Petrucia on this joyous romp as they face off at high noon and gamble on an explosive high-stakes marriage at gunpoint.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: The African Company presents Richard III

July 14 @ 7:00 pm

Carlyle Brown’s masterpiece, The African Company Presents Richard III, examines who is allowed to find themselves in great works of art.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night

July 15 @ 7:00 pm

When Viola is washed ashore after a shipwreck, she dons a disguise to serve a lovelorn Duke and delivers his messages to the Countess Olivia, who in turn falls head-over-heels for Viola. Beth Gardiner brings her special brand of delightful humor and heart-filled storytelling to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night which promises to be a magical evening of mistaken identity, love, yearning and drunken foolery.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew

July 16 @ 1:00 pm

Shakespeare’s fierce and energetic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, is gender-reversed and set in a music-filled saloon in the American West.  Follow Kat and Petrucia on this joyous romp as they face off at high noon and gamble on an explosive high-stakes marriage at gunpoint.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: The African Company presents Richard III

July 16 @ 7:00 pm

Carlyle Brown’s masterpiece, The African Company Presents Richard III, examines who is allowed to find themselves in great works of art.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night

July 17 @ 3:00 pm

When Viola is washed ashore after a shipwreck, she dons a disguise to serve a lovelorn Duke and delivers his messages to the Countess Olivia, who in turn falls head-over-heels for Viola. Beth Gardiner brings her special brand of delightful humor and heart-filled storytelling to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night which promises to be a magical evening of mistaken identity, love, yearning and drunken foolery.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night

July 20 @ 7:00 pm

When Viola is washed ashore after a shipwreck, she dons a disguise to serve a lovelorn Duke and delivers his messages to the Countess Olivia, who in turn falls head-over-heels for Viola. Beth Gardiner brings her special brand of delightful humor and heart-filled storytelling to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night which promises to be a magical evening of mistaken identity, love, yearning and drunken foolery.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew

July 21 @ 7:00 pm

Shakespeare’s fierce and energetic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, is gender-reversed and set in a music-filled saloon in the American West.  Follow Kat and Petrucia on this joyous romp as they face off at high noon and gamble on an explosive high-stakes marriage at gunpoint.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: The African Company presents Richard III

July 22 @ 7:00 pm

Carlyle Brown’s masterpiece, The African Company Presents Richard III, examines who is allowed to find themselves in great works of art.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew

July 23 @ 7:00 pm

Shakespeare’s fierce and energetic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, is gender-reversed and set in a music-filled saloon in the American West.  Follow Kat and Petrucia on this joyous romp as they face off at high noon and gamble on an explosive high-stakes marriage at gunpoint.

Find out more »

Great River Shakespeare Festival: The African Company presents Richard III

July 24 @ 3:00 pm

Carlyle Brown’s masterpiece, The African Company Presents Richard III, examines who is allowed to find themselves in great works of art.

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: All the Town’s a Stage: A Winona Story

July 29 @ 7:00 pm

Combining the stories of Winona community members with the characters and language of Shakespeare, this original play explores the question of what it means to belong in Winona. GRSF is partnering with community members and local artists to co-create this special live event.

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February 2023

Frozen River Film Festival: The art of documentary, the warmth of Winona.

February 5, 2023 - February 12, 2023
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The Frozen River Film Festival engages, educates, and activates our community to become involved in the world through the art of documentary filmmaking.

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