GRSF releases 2019 calendar, begins selling season 16 passes


Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) has released its calendar for the 2019 season. Season 16 productions will include Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and “Cymbeline” on the Vivian Fusillo Mainstage as well as a new adaptation of the classic Italian comedy “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni. The play is being adapted by Beth Gardiner and Andrew Carlson, and will feature music by Silas Sellnow.

The 2019 season will also feature two professional productions in the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theater in addition to the apprentice production, which opens later in the season. The professional productions will be “No Child …” by Nilijah Sun and “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” by Nassim Soleimanpour. “No Child …” is a one-woman production about the author’s experience teaching in the New York public school system. “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” is a worldwide sensation “no one is allowed to talk about.” It has no set, no rehearsals, and no director — just an actor who shows up and reads the script handed to them, never having seen it before. Once an actor performs the show, they can never perform it again! Each GRSF production of “White Rabbit” will feature a different GRSF actor.

Passes for season 16 at Great River Shakespeare Festival are on sale now. Each pass includes a ticket to four productions: “Macbeth,” “Cymbeline,” “The Servant of Two Masters” and “No Child …” Season pass holders can choose dates and seats as soon as their pass has been purchased. Pass holders who purchase their pass before the end of the 2018 calendar year will be mailed a voucher for a free extra ticket in early 2019. Pass holders can also purchase additional tickets at a 20-percent discount.

Great River Shakespeare Festival is a nonprofit, professional equity theater company in Winona dedicated to dynamic productions of Shakespeare’s plays, extensive education and community outreach programs, and comprehensive theater training. Its production season has become a staple in the Winona arts scene since its inception 16 years ago. GRSF’s 16th season will feature “Macbeth,” “Cymbeline,” “The Servant of Two Masters,” “No Child ...,” and “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit.” For more information visit


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