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Macbeth starts off 10th season of Shakespeare in Princeton

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 3:38 p.m. CDT
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Festival 56 cast members practice their swordplay in Soldiers and Sailors Park in preparation for the opening of Macbeth June 30.

PRINCETON — Festival 56 will kick off its 10th season of free Shakespeare in Princeton’s Soldiers and Sailors Park on June 30.

This year’s production is “Macbeth,” one of Shakespeare’s great tragic plays about ambition, fate and treachery.

It will be performed at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Sunday evenings through July 28.

Fifteen minutes before each performance Festival 56 will offer “Basic Bill: Shakespeare Made Easy,” a free presentation about the play.

Carus Corporation is the sponsor of this season’s free production of Macbeth.

The production is also partially supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois and by the generosity of Festival 56 supporters.

For information about the entire Festival 56 summer season of musicals, dramas and comedies, visit the Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St. in Princeton or www.festival56.com.

The box office is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and an hour before each performance.

The number for the box office is 815-879-5656, ext. 11.

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