Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Left to right: Nkrumah Gatling and Destinee Rea in Ragtime; Victoria Janicki in Twelfth Night; Luigi Sottile and Mairin Lee in Shakespeare in Love; Christian Coulson in King Richard II. 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 – over 935,000 patrons from 50 states and many countries since 1992. In 2018, PSF celebrated its 27th season.

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