COVID-19 Important Update: PSF has canceled all performances in the 2020 season.


    Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Cancels 2020 Summer Performances

    In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has announced the cancelation of all performances for its upcoming summer season. The Festival’s box office and administrative offices on the DeSales University campus will remain closed for the near term while the staff works remotely to facilitate options for ticket holders.

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    Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Reaches One Millionth Patron Milestone

    Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the professional theatre at DeSales University, this week reached its one-millionth patron served when the historic ticket was sold to a subscriber. PSF will celebrate this milestone in its upcoming 29th summer season. The Festival produces Shakespeare, musical theatre, other classics, and children’s theatre. Since its inception in 1992, PSF has offered 175 total productions (74 Shakespeare), and entertained patrons from 50 states, now averaging 34,000-40,000 in attendance each summer season, plus another 13,000 students each year through its educational WillPower Tour.

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    Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Announces the 2020 Season

    Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy announced today the 2020 summer season. Continuing his commitment to create world-class theatre in the Lehigh Valley, the Festival’s upcoming season will be another summer of first-rate professional productions by master dramatists. Mulcahy, now in his 17th year leading the Festival, has assembled a diverse and expansive season of classics including masterworks by William Shakespeare, Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning dramas, celebrated 20th-century icons, an epic limited engagement, and a group of acclaimed directors.

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    Vision 2030: A World Class PSF

    The mission of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is to enrich, inspire, engage, and entertain the widest possible audience through first-rate professional productions of classical and contemporary plays, with a core commitment to the works of Shakespeare and other master dramatists, and through an array of educational outreach and mentorship programs.

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    Vision 2030: A Patron's Experience

    The year is 2030. And it's a beautiful summer day. You live an hour and a half to the south of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and you prepare to make your annual pilgrimage to PSF, which has emerged as the highlight of your year for a number of years now. You check to make sure you have your tickets, booked online back in November. You learned the hard way a few years back how quickly the performances sell out due to the ever-growing popularity of the Festival in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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