Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) is ready to welcome back audiences for in-person shows. Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 season and range from $20 to $70 per seating “pod.” This season’s shows include “Great Expectations,” “The Tempest,” and “Every Brilliant Thing.” Previews begin June 23, and the final show will close on August 1. Thirty minutes before each performance of “Great Expectations” and “The Tempest,” the intern/apprentice program will perform an “episode” of their production, “Romeo and Juliet,” which will be followed by a pre-show conversation before the professional production begins.
All shows this summer will be performed outdoors in two locations: the Levee Stage and the Green on the Winona State University campus. Tickets will be sold in “pods.” Each “pod” purchased can seat up to two people. Patrons are encouraged to bring chairs for their pods, and are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy during the show. Pods at the Levee Stage are assigned and pods at the WSU Green are not assigned and can be chosen upon arrival.
New this year, GRSF will have select pay-what-you-WILL pods available at every performance. Patrons can choose their price upon arrival and GRSF will also accept donations of non-perishable goods for Winona Volunteer Services and/or Habitat for Humanity as ticket payment. Pay-what-you-WILL pods are only available the day of. All other tickets and more information is available on the GRSF website, grsf.org.
Great River Shakespeare Festival is a nonprofit, professional Equity theatre company in Winona dedicated to dynamic productions of Shakespeare’s plays, extensive education and community outreach programs, and comprehensive theatre training. Their production season has become a staple in the Winona arts scene since its inception 17 years ago.