This year’s 21st festival season will feature productions of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Henry IV," as well as Richard Brinsley Sheridan's "The Rivals."
"We are excited that the Michigan Shakespeare Festival will be expanding its reach into the Canton community this summer," said Canton Arts Coordinator Jennifer Tobin. "The festival will give our residents the opportunity to see professional Equity actors performing classic theatre in repertory and will help to illustrate why the classics continue to endure.”
The Michigan Shakespeare Festival's official 2015 Season opened at the Potter Center in Jackson, MI, earlier in July and will be moving its productions to The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI, starting July 29, 2015.
Founded in 1995, The Michigan Shakespeare Festival has performed for over twenty years in Jackson, Michigan. Starting as an outdoor festival in Ella Sharp Park, the company moved indoors to its current home at the Potter Center on the campus of Jackson College in 2003; thus, allowing for higher levels of technical and professional performances, as well as audience comfort. That same year, MSF received the designation as the Official Shakespeare Festival of Michigan by the Michigan State Legislature.
Tickets are on sale now for the Canton performances of the 2015 Season, including season Flex Passes, at www.cantonvillagetheater.org. A Flex Pass will include one ticket to each production, and show dates and times can be chosen at the time of purchase, or at a later date. Ticket prices range from $16-$40, depending on patron’s age.
Founded in 1995, the Michigan Shakespeare Festival is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit professional theatre company operating under a League of Regional Theatres Letter of Agreement with the Ac¬tors’ Equity Association. The MSF is dedicated to entertaining and educating a broad-based audience through professional performances of Shakespeare’s works and other classic plays.
The Village Theater is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups.
For additional information about the Michigan Shakespeare Festival's collaboration with The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, please visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call 734/394-5300.