Illinois State University alumni, family, and friends are invited to the annual evening at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

As part of one of the most prestigious and well-known Shakespeare festivals in the country, guests will enjoy a dinner and time to socialize before watching drama enfold with William Shakespeare’s King Lear.


Friday, July 15, at the Ewing Cultural Center, 48 Sunset Road, Bloomington

5:30 p.m., social hour
6:30 p.m., buffet dinner
7 p.m., short program
8 p.m., King Lear performed in Ewing Theatre

Performance ticket and dinner pricing

Platinum: $34
Gold: $28
Dinner tickets: $24

Register for dinner, performance, or both events by 4:30 p.m. on July 1 online or by calling Alumni Engagement at (309) 438-2586. Season ticket holders should contact the Shakespeare ticket office at (309) 438-2535 to reserve seating with the alumni night attendees.

If you have questions, please contact Alumni Engagement at (309) 438-2586 or