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Illinois Shakespeare Festival postpones 2020 season

Image of the inside of the Ewing Theatre

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival performs at the beautiful outdoor Ewing Theatre. Photo credit: VisitBN, used with permission.

A note from the Leadership Team of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival:

We at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF) have been carefully monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In response to decisions from the Illinois Governor’s office, Illinois State University leadership, and our creative partners throughout the world, ISF will postpone its 2020 season until summer 2021.

ISF’s producer and artistic director share this announcement with a heavy heart, but trust that it is the best action to take in order to protect the safety of patrons, employees, and the community at large.

This is a difficult time for the arts and our spirits. We appreciate the work that the artistic teams have already done on the productions of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Macbeth, Measure for Measure, and One Man, Two Guvnors. Hopefully, ISF will share them as ISF’s summer 2021 season.

The heart of theatre is bringing people together to tell stories. We wish you the best of health during this time and look forward to gathering again.

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