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Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Epiphany Farms Hospitality Group partnership creates four dinner and show packages for 2019 season

People enjoying picnics on the grounds of Ewing Manor.

Ewing Manor and grounds

Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF) has announced Epiphany Farms Hospitality Group as the 2019 Festival Season Sponsor. In conjunction with the season sponsorship, the two organizations have partnered to offer four Bloomington-Normal experiences, complete with a meal at an Epiphany Farms restaurant and tickets to As You Like It, Pride and Prejudice, or Caesar.

Patrons can choose between three different packages that include a meal for two at an Epiphany Farms restaurant and two tickets to a same-day performance at the Festival. Packages start as low as $100 and include non-alcoholic beverages, applicable sales tax, and gratuity. In addition, an adventure coined the “Bard Bus” will be offered on June 29 and July 20 with transportation from and to Peoria, a tour of the Epiphany Farms Estate, a four-course tasting menu at their flagship restaurant on Front Street, and a ticket to the Festival performance at Ewing Theatre that evening.

“Attending the Festival is a longstanding community tradition and adding the premier restaurant group in Bloomington-Normal as our Season Sponsor will create a unique experience for patrons from around the region,” Producer Janet Wilson said. Ken Myszka, CEO of Epiphany Farms, added, “Epiphany Farms Hospitality Group is excited to partner with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival to make Bloomington ‘the’ destination this summer! A perfect cultural pairing of farm-to-table, regenerative dining and classic professional Shakespeare right here in Central Illinois.”

The four Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Epiphany Farms Hospitality Group packages that will be offered are:

Gold
• This package includes two Gold-level tickets to any Wednesday or Thursday evening ISF performance coupled with a prix fixe menu at Bakery & Pickle for $135.
• The package also includes two non-alcoholic beverages, gratuity, and sales tax.
• Alcoholic beverages are available at Bakery & Pickle, but guests will be responsible for the cost of any alcoholic beverages, including sales tax and gratuity.
• This is a savings of over 20 percent off the retail value.

Platinum
• This package includes two Platinum-level tickets to any ISF evening production coupled with a four-course prix fixe menu at Epiphany Farms Restaurant for $195.
• The package also includes two non-alcoholic beverages, gratuity, and sales tax.
• Alcoholic beverages are available at Epiphany Farms, but guests will be responsible for the cost of any alcoholic beverages, including sales tax and gratuity.
• This is a savings of 20 percent off the retail value.

Brunch
• This package includes two Gold-level tickets for the Caesar matinees (July 14, 21, or 28) coupled with the new brunch buffet at Epiphany Farms Restaurant for $100.
• The package also includes two non-alcoholic beverages, gratuity, and sales tax.
• Alcoholic beverages are available at Epiphany Farms, but guests will be responsible for the cost of any alcoholic beverages, including sales tax and gratuity.
• This is a savings of 20% off the retail value.

Bard Bus from Peoria
• This “Bard Bus” adventure on June 29 and/or July 20 includes transportation from/to Peoria, a tour of Epiphany Farm Estates, a four-course prix fixe menu at Epiphany Farms Restaurant, and one Gold-level ticket to the ISF production at Ewing Manor that evening. The price for this package is $115 per person.
• The package includes one non-alcoholic beverage, gratuity, and sales tax.
• Alcoholic beverages are available at Epiphany Farms, but guests will be responsible for the cost of any alcoholic beverages, including sales tax and gratuity.

For more information regarding this partnership, visit IllinoisShakes.com. To purchase the packages, call the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at (309) 438-2535, Monday through Friday from noon–4 p.m.

Now celebrating its 42nd year, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival is a professional repertory company that produces three mainstage productions and offers free family-friendly performances every summer. In addition, the Festival sends touring productions of Shakespeare into schools and community centers throughout the school year. The Festival brings a new level of professional artistry, economic attention, and civic engagement to Illinois—all while exposing new generations and populations to the arts.

Founded in 1978, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival is the professional theater at Illinois State University’s College of Fine Arts.

 

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