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.

The Festival’s core values:

Quality: the revelation of beauty through transformative artistry

Shakespeare: producing plays of the greatest playwright in the English language

Education: illuminating Shakespeare, the power of language, and the professional theatre

Relationships: cultivating and mobilizing enduring collaborative alliances

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Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival



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.

The Festival’s core values:

Quality: the revelation of beauty through transformative artistry

Shakespeare: producing plays of the greatest playwright in the English language

Education: illuminating Shakespeare, the power of language, and the professional theatre

Relationships: cultivating and mobilizing enduring collaborative alliances