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2015 Summer Repertory Season

  Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare
  June 30 (Preview), July 3 (Opening), 8, 11, 14, 18, 23, 26, 29, 31 and August 2, 5, 8


  Richard II by William Shakespeare
  July 2 (Preview), July 5 (Opening), 10, 15, 17, 21, 25, 30, August 6


  The Q Brothers' Q Gents by GQ and JAQ - A Hip-hop adaptation of The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  July 1 (Preview), July 4 (Opening), 7, 9, 12, 16, 19, 22, 24, 28, August 1, 4, 7


  Love's Labor's Won by Scott Kaiser - A World Premier Studio Production (Westhoff Theatre)
  July 19 (Opening), 22, 24, 26, 28, August 1, 2, 4, 6, 7


"Shakespeare's 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' gets a fresh, fast and freaky fun reinvention at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, thanks to the Q Brothers, GQ and JQ...The Q Brothers catch the spirit and it's infectious." — The Pantagraph





 CAL PRITNER 1935 - 2014

Cal Pritner, founder of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and founding chair of the Illinois State University Theatre Department, passed away in December at the age of 79. Cal helped inspire myriad students, including John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Judith Ivey, and two who went on to found Chicago's legendary Steppenwolf Theatre, Jeff Perry and Terry Kinney. An endowment will be established in his name for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Shakespeare Society online at or by calling (309) 438-2294. Please add that the gift is in memory of Cal Pritner. This year's Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to his memory. If you have any questions please contact Chrissy Brown at or (309) 438-7735.


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wordpressFestival News


Love’s Labor’s and the Great War: Milner exhibit runs until August 7
To celebrate the Illinois Shakespeare Festival 2015 [...]
Photos: President Dietz’s Illinois Shakespeare Festival cameo
President Larry Dietz had the privilege of a walk-on role [...]
Photos: Illinois Shakespeare Festival 2015 opens
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival runs through August 8, [...]

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September - April Phone: 309-438-8974
May-August Phone: 309-438-2535
Box Office: 866-IL-SHAKE

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48 Sunset Rd.
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Illinois State University
400 Beaufort St.
Normal, Illinois 61761

2015-07-25T17:16:35.642-05:00 2015