Join Shakespeare on the Porch

WINONA — The Great River Shakespeare Festival continues its Sunday afternoon Front Porch Conversation guest speaker series this year with talks, drama, music and film.

The opening event will be the film "Shakespeare Behind Bars," at 1 p.m. July 11. The film shows how Shakespeare's "The Tempest" had a profound impact on the lives of prison inmates. Followed by a panel discussion.

The rest of the series:

• "The Golden Age of Radio." Prudence Johnson and Don Chouinard present music, photos and memories. 1 p.m. July 18.

• "It Goes Without Saying," a one-man play by Bill Bowers about growing up in Montana and performing on Broadway. 1 p.m. July 25.


• Peter Saccio, professor emeritus at Dartmouth College, talks about "Othello: Freedom, Love, Commitment, Claustrophobia." 1 p.m. Aug. 1.

All Front Porch events are held in the recital hall of the Winona State University Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10, except for "The Golden Age of Radio," which is free.

The Great River Shakespeare Festival opens Friday and continues through Aug. 1;

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