Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Jump over the College navigation bar. The Snyder Companies

Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Elizabeth Rex 2014 Introducing 'The Flex' Ticket - Matching your 'Style' Always have a description if there is no caption
This brilliant, award-winning play imagines Queen Elizabeth spending the eve of her lover's execution in the company of William Shakespeare and his players. Learn More
Our investigation of Shakespeare's original practices continues with a hilarious all-male production of MUCH ADO. Learn More
Shakespeare's epic portrayal of Mark Antony's intoxication with the stunning Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Learn More

Summer Repertory Season

The Festival performs 8 times each week through August 9th. Don't miss your chance to see Much Ado About Nothing, Elizabeth Rex, and Antony and Cleopatra. Learn about this week and special events below...

What they are saying about us....

WMBD - Road Trippin' - Great overview of the Festival from picnicking to the theatre... See more

Smile Politely - Shakespeare amidst fireflies .... See more

Pantagraph - Boys will be girls in fest's true-to-period 'Much Ado' by Marcia Weiss.... See more

Pantagraph - Much ado about something in spellbinding 'Elizabeth' by Tricia Stiller.... See more

Pantagraph - History's first power couple exerts a firm grip in 'Antony and Cleopatra' by Nancy Steele Brokaw.... See more

Pantagraph - Three-way affair: This year's Shakespeare Fest trio enjoys a fling by Dan Craft.... See more

Read all the press articles for the season...

 Weather Questions

We perform outdoors in the Theatre at Ewing as often as possible. We maintain a heat/rain space in ISU's Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) theatre because we want to assure our patrons that the show will happen. Decisions to move a performance from Ewing to CPA will occur prior to 2 pm on performance days, and the information is posted here, and on Facebook and Twitter. While at Ewing, the festival will not cancel any performance earlier than 15 minutes prior to curtain. The festival performs through light showers. Should any outdoor performance be rained out before the first intermission, patrons may exchange their tickets for another performance within two business days. If a performance is stopped during or after the first intermission, the evening will be considered complete and no ticket exchanges will be possible.

 SEASON INFO

2014 ILLINOIS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL SEASON

July 8 - August 9

Printable Calendar

ELIZABETH REX, by Timothy Findley
Directed by Paula Suozzi

This brilliant, award-winning play imagines Queen Elizabeth spending the eve of her lover's execution in the company of William Shakespeare and his players.

tickets learn more

Please note: this show contains adult themes, adult language, and suggestive dialogue.


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jonathan West

Our investigation of Shakespeare's original practices continues with a hilarious all-male production of MUCH ADO.

tickets learn more


ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kevin Rich

Shakespeare's epic portrayal of Mark Antony's intoxication with the stunning Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.

tickets learn more

AT YOUR SERVICE

July 29 - August 3

BUY 2, GET 1: Buy Tickets to two matinee shows and get the third show for free at Ewing or CPA. Call the box office for details, some restrictions apply.

All events are at the Ewing Cultural Center except matinees.

Tuesday: 6 pm They Fight; 7:30 pm Antony and Cleopatra ($10 Tuesdays)

Wednesday: 10 am Shake, Shake, Shake Your Shakespeare; 6 pm Much Ado About Shakespeare; 7:30 pm Much Ado About Nothing; 10 pm Talkback and ice Cream Social

Thursday: 6 pm As You Like It (Abridged); 7:30 pm Elizabeth Rex

Friday: 6:30 pm Live Jazz; 8 pmAntony and Cleopatra

Saturday: 10 am Shake, Shake, Shake Your Shakespeare; 1:30 pm Much Ado About Nothing; 6 pm Improvised Shakespeare Company; 6:50 pm Live Jazz; 8 pm Elizabeth Rex

Sunday: 1:30 pm Antony and Cleopatra; 5 pm GLT Night; 7:30 pm Much Ado About Nothing (GLT Night)

Dinner? We'll take care of it....

Tuesdays - Dine with the 2 Blokes and a Bus - the unique food truck in an English double-decker bus is in the Ewing driveway every Tuesday evening waiting to take your order.

Wednesdays - Sundays - Enjoy cafe bistro box dinners from Kelly's Bakery & Cafe - ordering is easy and online!

How about a glass of wine?

Visit the Bard's Bistro in the courtyard for a great selection of wine, beer, and soft drinks. This year, try Destihl Brewery's new Abbey's Single.

Treat?

Enjoy delicious ice cream or caramel corn and Chicago mix from Carl's Ice Cream and chocolate croissants and cookies from Kelly's Bakery & Cafe in our Bard's Bistro.

twitter@IllinoisShakes

wordpressFestival Stories

Interview with Illinois Shakespeare Festival Touring Company member Joey Banks
Illinois Shakespeare Festival Touring Company member Joey [...]
Interview with Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Kevin Rich
Smile Politely’s Mathew Green (MG) interviews Illinois [...]
Video: Fight director shines at Illinois Shakespeare Festival
The professor in Illinois State University's School of [...]

contact us

shake@ilstu.edu
Phone: 309-438-8974
Box Office: 866-IL-SHAKE

Sign up for our email updates

theatre at ewing

Corner of Emerson St. and Towanda Avenue
48 Sunset Rd.
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
Directions

center for the performing arts

Corner of S. School St. and W. Beaufort St.
Illinois State University
462 W. Beaufort St.
Normal, Illinois 61761
Directions

2014-07-28T11:25:09.879-05:00 2014
©