Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Left to right: Austin Colby and MaryJoanna Grisso in West Side Story; Keith Hamilton Cobb in Julius Caesar; Ian Merrill Peakes and Eleanor Handley in The Taming of the Shrew; Spencer Plachy, Ryan Hagan & Akeem Davis in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Photos by Lee A. Butz.

A leading Shakespeare festival with an emerging national reputation for excellence, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company on the campus of DeSales University.

Each summer, PSF produces a season of Shakespeare and other classics, musical theatre, and children’s theatre. About an hour north of Philadelphia and less than two hours from Manhattan, PSF is summer home to over 200 artists from around the country, including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Jefferson, and Barrymore awards. Every year 40,000-50,000 patrons attend PSF from 30+ states – 888,000 patrons from 50 states and many countries since 1992. In 2017, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival celebrated its 26th anniversary season.

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