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Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew: The legendary “Battle of the Sexes” takes the stage at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Center Valley, PA – Both a popular comedy and the iconic dramatization of the battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew continues the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 25th anniversary season on the Main Stage of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University.
Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit: A Writer Haunted by Past Love Creates Present Laughter
A novelist is caught between his two wives in Noël Coward’s enduring and light-hearted comedy, Blithe Spirit, which will play in repertory with Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew on the Main Stage at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.
A Battle for Supremacy on the Streets of New York City: West Side Story Opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
The groundbreaking musical West Side Story opens on the Main Stage at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and officially launches the company’s 25th anniversary season.
Directed by PSF’s Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze, West Side Story previews June 15 and June 16 for the preview performances, opens June 17, and continues through July 3. The production is sponsored by Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and co-sponsored by Air Products.
Leader and Legend: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Takes the Stage at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Honor vies with conspiracy as Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar takes the stage in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production which previews June 22 and 23, and opens June 24. Performed in the intimate Schubert Theatre of the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University, Julius Caesar continues through July 17.
The Little Mermaid to Open at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
With a vibrant cast, imaginative sets and inventive costumes, The Little Mermaid opens at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival June 3 and runs through August 6 in the Schubert Theatre at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University. Appropriate for children ages three through twelve, the production also features a sign-interpreted performance Saturday, July 30 at 10am.
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Begins 25th Anniversary Celebration with Annual Luminosity Gala
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival will kick of its 25th Anniversary season on June 4, 2016 with Luminosity, a gala evening featuring performances by PSF artists, a chef-curated dinner, and distinctive auction prizes, to be held in the University Center on the campus of DeSales University. All event proceeds benefit PSF’s artistic and education programs.
British, Broadway, television and film actor Linda Thorson to play leading roles in The Taming of the Shrew and Blithe Spirit at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Critically-acclaimed British actor Linda Thorson will play Baptista and Madame Arcati in Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s productions of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, respectively, which play in repertory on the Main Stage July 13 to August 7.
Patrick Mulcahy: In 'Julius Caesar,' Shakespeare shows politics can be murder
A brash and triumphant politician with a god-like self-image unexpectedly wins over large segments of the populace, increasing his power and influence — but even some of his closest associates and allies consider him such a threat to the state and its ideals that they consider every possible strategy to stop him in his tracks. In his play "Julius Caesar," William Shakespeare gives Cassius the power of prophesy: "How many ages hence will this our lofty scene be acted over in states unborn and accents yet unknown." And so it goes..
Keith Hamilton Cobb to Play Title Role in Julius Caesar at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Noted Shakespearean and Emmy-nominated television actor Keith Hamilton Cobb will portray the charismatic warrior general and politician Julius Caesar in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 25th anniversary season’s production this summer.
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 8th Annual Shakespeare Competition: 15 high schools, 71 students and $15,000 in renewable college scholarships
Shakespeare’s kings and clowns, queens and maidens strut and fret upon the stage in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 8th Annual Shakespeare Competition held Saturday on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University.
Where There’s a WILL, There’s a Way: More Students Get to Know Shakespeare Thanks to Grant from Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
A new program funded in part by a Community Partnership grant from the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, “Where There’s a WILL, There’s a Way,” will provide free and subsidized tickets to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and its education programs.
Visionary Artist, Teacher, and Producer: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Founder Rev. Gerard J. Schubert, OSFS, Dies December 6, 2015
The visionary founder of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF), Rev. Gerard J. Schubert, OSFS, died Sunday, December 6 at the Oblates of Saint Francis DeSales retirement complex in Childs, MD.
25th Anniversary Season: A Celebration of Love and Shakespeare at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, and Love’s Labour’s Lost, plus the Romeo and Juliet-inspired musical West Side Story will be featured in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 25th anniversary season, running June 3 through August 7, 2016.
Extraordinary Attendance and Productions at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival This Summer Prepares Company for 25th Anniversary Season in 2016
Center Valley, PA – With landmark attendance, ticket revenues exceeding $1,000,000 for the first time, a 45% increase in subscriptions and a main stage production playing to 103% capacity, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 24th season closed Sunday, August 2.
Vision 2030: A World Class PSF
The mission of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is to enrich, inspire, engage, and entertain the widest possible audience through first-rate professional productions of classical and contemporary plays, with a core commitment to the works of Shakespeare and other master dramatists, and through an array of educational outreach and mentorship programs.
Vision 2030: A Patron's Experience
The year is 2030. And it's a beautiful summer day. You live an hour and a half to the south of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and you prepare to make your annual pilgrimage to PSF, which has emerged as the highlight of your year for a number of years now. You check to make sure you have your tickets, booked online back in November. You learned the hard way a few years back how quickly the performances sell out due to the ever-growing popularity of the Festival in the Mid-Atlantic region.