Bloomington Il has an amazing Shakespeare festival at Ewing Manor. ( I might be biased, I went to undergraduate and graduate school at Illinois State University, of which Ewing Manor is a part of.) But it is a premier performance, which I suggest, if you are in central Illinois for the summer, you check out. The actors are amazing. The production space is beautiful and the grounds of the manor are pristine. It’s perfect for an early afternoon picnic followed by an amazing play.
But for those who can’t wait this long, five are high schools have come together to throw a production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream.
This is a great chance to support young actors and their drama program!
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Also for an added dose of Shakespeare, check out PBS. They have a pretty awesome, Shakespeare uncovered series.