All the Yard's a Stage
At the Illinois Shakespeare Festival in Bloomington, Shakespeare's verse can transport listeners to distant places and a different
The sprawling Norman-style house was finished in 1929 by Hazle Buck Ewing, daughter of an early partner of chewing-gum magnate
William Wrigley Jr.
Illinois State University forty years later with the stipulation that it be used as a cultural center, the manor seemed a natural site for the Bard's
plays. In 1978, the university put on the first Shakespeare production here. The completion of a new theatre on the grounds
in 2000 gave the
Festival a top-notch venue for its highly respected company of actors.
Visit other Illinois theater companies: Sullivan's
Little Theatre on the Square,the
Music Theatre Workshop, and Albany Park Theater Project's