The Great River Shakespeare Festival annual stakeholders meeting Monday at the Winona History Center included a financial report that showed a profit for the festival for the first time in its nine year history.
Dozens of supporters and volunteers were given an update on the fesitival's 2012 annual financial report. The festival's managing director Eric Bunge says for the first time in the festivals nine year history they made a profit last season of about $16,000.
Bunge says next summers plays will include three works of Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Henry V and Macbeth. Bunge says the downtown building that the festival purchased at 51 Johnson Street will be used for storage. He says they will be sharing space and collecting rent from Habitat For Humanity and Winona State University as well.
Opening weekend for the 10th anniversary of the GRSF will be June 27th, 28th and 29th.