Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Alexie Gilmore, The Importance of Being Earnest; Erin Partin, Measure for Measure; Doug Carpenter, Oklahoma!; Steve Burns, The 39 Steps. Photos by Lee A. Butz.

A leading Shakespeare festival with an emerging national reputation for excellence, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company on the campus of DeSales University.

Each summer, PSF produces a season of Shakespeare and other classics, musical theatre, and children’s theatre. About an hour north of Philadelphia and less than two hours from Manhattan, PSF is summer home to nearly 150 artists from around the country, including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Jefferson, and Barrymore awards. With 200+ performances of six full productions, the Festival attracts  up to 30,000 patrons from 20 states. Founded in 1992, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary season in 2011.

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