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Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Shakesfear 2015

Ewing Cultural Center - 48 Sunset Road, Bloomington
Monday, October 26 through Saturday, October 31 from 7-10 p.m.

Shakespeare's Enchanted Courtyard

Free for all ages! 

Enjoy "not-so-scary" stories for young audiences with make-and-take autumn crafts! Delicious treats like popcorn, sandwiches, and hot chocolate from Carl's Ice Cream will be available.

Haunted Tour

Take part in a 30-minute guided tour of the Haunted Grounds. The Ghost of William Shakespeare will introduce you to some of his scariest characters! The brave of heart will leave on tour every 10 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. Space is limited to 20 people per tour. 

Children and Students: $5
Adults: $7 in advance, $10 at the gate

Call (309) 438-2535 for advance purchase and reservations.

Parking is available at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1617 E Emerson St. Please cross into the property at the corner of Emerson St. and Towanda Ave.

Special effects used in this program/event may include strobe lighting and loud sound and noise. Persons with conditions that can be aggravated by strobe lighting and loud noise should not attend this program/event. No pets or skates are allowed on the grounds of Ewing Cultural Center. If you need special accommodations to fully participate in this program/event, please contact the Illinois Shakespeare Festival at (309) 438-2535 with sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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The Illinois Shakespeare Festival's 2016 Season

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elise

Make sure to join us for our 39th season! Previews July 5, 6, and 7. The season opens July 8, 9, and 10.

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

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theatre at ewing

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

center for the performing arts

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

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