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Illinois Shakespeare Fest opens this week

The annual Illinois Shakespeare Festival, held at Ewing Manor in Bloomington-Normal, opens its six-week run this Thursday. 

On the roster for the 40th anniversary year will be three versions of classic Shakespeare plays performed by local, regional, and nationally-known actors, including Champaign-Urbana resident couple: Nisi Sturgis and Jordan Caughtry. (Keep an eye out for an interview with them later this summer!) 

Productions include: a family-friendly production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an adaptation called Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline, and the already sold-out I Heart Juliet presented by the Q Brothers Collective. 

The Improvised Shakespeare Company will be performing five shows, and young audiences can enjoy free performances of Sleeping Beauty

We’ll have a more in-depth preview soon, but with the news of the Q Brothers selling out, we wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the opening night, this Thursday, June 29th. 

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