How it All Started
Marilyn Strauss, founder of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, tells the story of how the Shakespeare Festival became a reality…
There are 30 productions in the Festival's 23-year history.
2015 King Lear
The Merchant of Venice (produced indoors)
2014 The Winter's Tale
2013 As You Like It
2012 Antony and Cleopatra
A Midsummer Night's Dream
2010 King Richard III
2009 The Merry Wives of Windsor
2007 Romeo and Juliet
2006 King Henry V
2005 Much Ado About Nothing
2004 Julius Caesar
Marilyn Strauss, Founder
Marilyn is a former Broadway producer, who returned to her home town from New York where she co-produced five plays, earning a Tony award, for the Irish drama, Da, an Off Broadway award (Obie) for Getting Out and a Tony nomination for the musical Pump Boys and Dinettes.
Felicia Hardison Londré, Honorary Co-Founder
Felicia Hardison Londré is Curators’ Professor of Theatre at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Honorary Co-Founder of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.