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A busy few months we've had at Island Shakespeare Festival. We've cast our season, we're planning some spring-time events, including our annual Bard's Banquet fundraiser, and we're looking forward to the months ahead.

Below you'll find the 2017 casting announcement. We are honored and humbled to invite these incredible artists to our island this summer. Check our website soon for complete bios--we know you'll be as excited as we are to see this fiercely talented group come together.

Thank you for your continued support of ISF. We're grateful to you and are proud to know we will bring you three powerful productions this summer.

Olena Hodges
Interim Artistic Director

Directors Andrew Fling, Jackie Apodaca, and Kyle Haden prepare for the next actor at our Seattle Auditions.

The Bard's Banquet 

Please save the date for our 4th annual Bard's Banquet fundraiser:

Saturday, May 20 at Roaming Radish
Festivities begin at 5:00 PM

A few favorite moments from last spring's Bard's Banquet. Photos by Debra Campbell.

Meet the 2017 ISF Acting Company! 

After an arduous few months of auditions, conversations, negotiations, compromise, and anticipation, we are elated to announce our 2017 acting company. You've met our directors, Jackie Apodaca (Seagull), Andrew Fling (The Comedy of Errors), and Kyle Haden, (Hamlet), who joined us for our first Bard and Bordeaux in January just prior to our Seattle Auditions. Now, meet the actors who will share these stories with you. Our 2017 company will arrive in June from New York City, Chicago, California, Oregon, Seattle, and our very own island to bring you an incredible summer of Shakespeare and Chekhov.  

With this announcement begins the task of finding home-stays for our company! If you or someone you know might be interested in learning more about housing an actor, please email info@islandshakespearefest.org.  

Plan your visit now by visiting our calendar link above! 

Become a 2017 Member 

Our members are already enjoying perks! Early in January, when our directors visited for our Seattle Auditions, members were invited to a meet and greet Bard & Bordeaux to hear a little about each play, and what's in the works six months out. More chances to meet the artistic team will follow this spring, plus summertime benefits like preferred seating and free blanket rental, so now is still a great time to join!  

Sponsor the Festival through Playbill Advertising 

Our VIP members and Playbill Sponsors receive tickets to our Gratitude Gala, a catered party celebrating the opening of the season and showing our gratitude to our sponsors, donors and supporters. This season's Gala will be held Thursday, July 13, and will include the first performance of The Comedy of Errors. If you are interested in sponsoring ISF through Playbill advertising, please email marketing@islandshakespearefest.org. 

Guests at last summer's Gratitude Gala, photo by Kathryn Parrot. 

A drum, a drum...Macbeth doth come 

Yearning for some Shakespeare in these winter months? You won't want to miss Whidbey Island Center for the Arts' production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth.

On a barren heath, three weird sisters tell the great and bloodied Macbeth that he is fated to be King of Scotland; and so begins a terrifying series of events that lead to the murder of Kings, friends, mothers, and their children. Macbeth and his Lady fall prey to a soul-corroding guilt as they desperately try to cling to their defiled crown.

The shortest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, it catapults its audience through Scottish battlefields; pestilent, witch infested bogs; a castle whirling with supernatural forces; and a succession of murders that lead to a final, climactic battle...and madness. Set in raw, brutal, 11th century Scotland, Macbeth is a whirlwind of action, a riveting story of betrayal filled with brutality and lustful ambition, deftly tied together with Shakespeare’s unparalleled gift for poetic imagery.

Featuring: David Churchill, Deana A. Duncan, Kathryn Lynn Morgen, Michael Morgen, Dwight Zehm, David Mayer, Shelley Hartle, Nichole Morrell, Ada Faith-Feyma, Paul Mathews, Tom Churchill, Kent Junge, John Macarro, Brian Burroughs, Teresa McElhinny, Kayla Johnson, Molly Mills, Sara Elfrank, Aleah Stacey, Abigail Place, and Sam Wynn

February 10th - 25th, 2017
Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 / Sunday @ 2:00
Adult $22 / Senior $18 / Youth $15 / Military $18 / Matinee $15
WICAonline.org

Due to mature themes and graphic representations, parental guidance is suggested.

 

We feel more passionate now than ever that art should be accessible, available, and affordable to all. Please consider making a donation to help us ensure that our mission of "Pay What You Will" professional theatre can continue for seasons to come. Tell your friends about us!



A busy few months we've had at Island Shakespeare Festival. We've cast our season, we're planning some spring-time events, including our annual Bard's Banquet fundraiser, and we're looking forward to the months ahead.

Below you'll find the 2017 casting announcement. We are honored and humbled to invite these incredible artists to our island this summer. Check our website soon for complete bios--we know you'll be as excited as we are to see this fiercely talented group come together.

Thank you for your continued support of ISF. We're grateful to you and are proud to know we will bring you three powerful productions this summer.

Olena Hodges
Interim Artistic Director

Directors Andrew Fling, Jackie Apodaca, and Kyle Haden prepare for the next actor at our Seattle Auditions.

The Bard's Banquet 

Please save the date for our 4th annual Bard's Banquet fundraiser:

Saturday, May 20 at Roaming Radish
Festivities begin at 5:00 PM

A few favorite moments from last spring's Bard's Banquet. Photos by Debra Campbell.

Meet the 2017 ISF Acting Company! 

After an arduous few months of auditions, conversations, negotiations, compromise, and anticipation, we are elated to announce our 2017 acting company. You've met our directors, Jackie Apodaca (Seagull), Andrew Fling (The Comedy of Errors), and Kyle Haden, (Hamlet), who joined us for our first Bard and Bordeaux in January just prior to our Seattle Auditions. Now, meet the actors who will share these stories with you. Our 2017 company will arrive in June from New York City, Chicago, California, Oregon, Seattle, and our very own island to bring you an incredible summer of Shakespeare and Chekhov.  

With this announcement begins the task of finding home-stays for our company! If you or someone you know might be interested in learning more about housing an actor, please email info@islandshakespearefest.org.  

Plan your visit now by visiting our calendar link above! 

Become a 2017 Member 

Our members are already enjoying perks! Early in January, when our directors visited for our Seattle Auditions, members were invited to a meet and greet Bard & Bordeaux to hear a little about each play, and what's in the works six months out. More chances to meet the artistic team will follow this spring, plus summertime benefits like preferred seating and free blanket rental, so now is still a great time to join!  

Sponsor the Festival through Playbill Advertising 

Our VIP members and Playbill Sponsors receive tickets to our Gratitude Gala, a catered party celebrating the opening of the season and showing our gratitude to our sponsors, donors and supporters. This season's Gala will be held Thursday, July 13, and will include the first performance of The Comedy of Errors. If you are interested in sponsoring ISF through Playbill advertising, please email marketing@islandshakespearefest.org. 

Guests at last summer's Gratitude Gala, photo by Kathryn Parrot. 

A drum, a drum...Macbeth doth come 

Yearning for some Shakespeare in these winter months? You won't want to miss Whidbey Island Center for the Arts' production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth.

On a barren heath, three weird sisters tell the great and bloodied Macbeth that he is fated to be King of Scotland; and so begins a terrifying series of events that lead to the murder of Kings, friends, mothers, and their children. Macbeth and his Lady fall prey to a soul-corroding guilt as they desperately try to cling to their defiled crown.

The shortest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, it catapults its audience through Scottish battlefields; pestilent, witch infested bogs; a castle whirling with supernatural forces; and a succession of murders that lead to a final, climactic battle...and madness. Set in raw, brutal, 11th century Scotland, Macbeth is a whirlwind of action, a riveting story of betrayal filled with brutality and lustful ambition, deftly tied together with Shakespeare’s unparalleled gift for poetic imagery.

Featuring: David Churchill, Deana A. Duncan, Kathryn Lynn Morgen, Michael Morgen, Dwight Zehm, David Mayer, Shelley Hartle, Nichole Morrell, Ada Faith-Feyma, Paul Mathews, Tom Churchill, Kent Junge, John Macarro, Brian Burroughs, Teresa McElhinny, Kayla Johnson, Molly Mills, Sara Elfrank, Aleah Stacey, Abigail Place, and Sam Wynn

February 10th - 25th, 2017
Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 / Sunday @ 2:00
Adult $22 / Senior $18 / Youth $15 / Military $18 / Matinee $15
WICAonline.org

Due to mature themes and graphic representations, parental guidance is suggested.

 

We feel more passionate now than ever that art should be accessible, available, and affordable to all. Please consider making a donation to help us ensure that our mission of "Pay What You Will" professional theatre can continue for seasons to come. Tell your friends about us!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 360-331-2939 or email
July 14-September 3,
Shows Thursday through Sunday at 6:00,
(matinees at 1:00 Saturdays in August).
Island Shakespeare Festival is located at 5476 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260 (MAP)
Mailing address:
PO Box 1262
Langley, WA, 98260
Click HERE for the performance schedule.