Merchants-Shakespeare Festival

Merchants Bank will join the Great River Shakespeare Festival in celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday by offering a birthday cake at Merchants' downtown location from noon to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23rd.

The public is invited.

The Festival's Director of Marketing and Sales, Emily Kurash, said the festival excited to commemorate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday and kick-off its "450 celebrate the 450th" campaign.

GRSF members will be on hand to serve the cake and talk about the upcoming season. Merchants, celebrating its 139th year, has been a significant supporter of GRSF since its inception.

This is GRSF's 11th season, which will run June 26 - August 3 and will feature "Hamlet," "The Merry Wives of Windsor," and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead." Other events include free weekend concerts and educational events for all ages throughout the season.

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