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Virginia Shakespeare Festival

The Official State Festival of Virginia Celebrates its 36th Anniversary Season!

Upcoming for summer 2014

 ILLYRIA, a Musical 12th Night

June 25 - July 6

Illyria first garden

The musical version of Twelfth Night by John Briggs and Eric Frampton
If you saw the 2006 season of VSF you won't forget our premiere of this delightful musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night that keeps much of the Bard's language and adds musical numbers that would do Disney proud. Since our first production of it the show has gone on to successful runs at the Lake Tahoe and Georgia Shakespeare Festivals and now returns to the PBK stage for a glorious revival.  "You can't help but be enchanted" remarked the Virginia Gazette; "I haven't laughed so hard for a long time" commented the Sussex-Surry Dispatch and Portfolio Weekly called it "a crowd-pleaser for the whole family.  Illyria is a blast." 


Cassius & Calpurnia 

JULIUS CAESAR

July 10 - 20

It's been many years since VSF revisited any of the "roman" plays so why not start with the most famous one of all? "But Brutus is an honorable man" proclaims Mark Antony at Caesar's funeral but that's only part of a ploy to turn the masses against this nobleman and his band of conspirators.  You may have been assigned this in high school but you'll never understand the power of this tragedy until you see it played out in all its glory onstage.

BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN, JUST GO TO THE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE LINK ON YOUR LEFT!

Preshow Musical Performances occur every night in the Dodge Room starting at 7:15pm (1:15pm for matinees).  Come enjoy some great local entertainers berfore you see the show!  For a listing of specific musicians and their nights go to the Performance Schedule Link on your left.