Illinois Shakespeare Festival

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Since its inception in 1978, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival has become a treasured summertime cultural tradition in the Bloomington-Normal community.

This tradition will now extend into the next century through the generous support of community leaders, companies, and Shakespeare patrons. The longtime dream of a permanent theatre amidst the enchanting surroundings of Ewing Manor became a reality in June 2000.

The new theatre is architecturally compatible with Ewing Manor. Its limestone fa