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Margaret’s 50th Birthday Fund

Be one of the 1,000 people that help Margaret raise $50K for charity for her 50th birthday!

A fundraising campaign for Ithaca Shakespeare Company Inc

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To celebrate her 50th birthday in a meaningful way, Margaret Shackell has chosen to raise $50,000 for a variety of charities! Funds raised in this campaign will go to benefit the Ithaca Shakespeare Company.

Margaret says:

"I chose Ithaca Shakespeare Company as one of my focus organizations, because I believe in the power of theatre to educate, and they have entertained me greatly over the years.”

The initial funds raised for Ithaca Shakespeare through this campaign have already helped to support ISC's 2017 summer productions of "Richard III" and "Much Ado About Nothing" on the shores of Cayuga Lake.

Funds raised in the later stages of the campaign will do the same for ISC's 2018 summer productions. For the first time ever, the plays for this summer will be chosen by a vote from our audiences. The 5 plays in consideration are:

The Taming Of The Shrew
Shakespeare’s greatest battle of the sexes like you’ve never seen it before! ISC’s production aims to turn the traditional approach on its head by incorporating material from the little-known sequel written by Shakespeare’s successor, “The Tamer Tamed.”
Romeo And Juliet
The most famous love story of all time is also a compelling coming-of-age story. From the opening battle between warring families to the tragic conclusion, get swept away in this tale of overwhelming emotion, dazzling swordfights, and poetic passion.
As You Like It
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies, featuring one of his strongest and most resourceful heroines, an epic wrestling match, a love quadrangle, music and dance, and perhaps the second-most famous speech in all of Shakespeare!
Julius Caesar
An epic tale of betrayal, murder, and revolution, as ancient Rome transitions from Republic to Empire and one man’s decision changes the course of history.
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Legend has it that Queen Elizabeth enjoyed the character of Falstaff so much that she asked Shakespeare to write a new play showing “Sir John in love.” Hilarity ensues when the lovable rogue tries to seduce several married women, and nothing goes quite according to plan.

Donate now to get your chance to cast your vote!

About the Organization

Ithaca Shakespeare Company Inc

The Ithaca Shakespeare Company is dedicated to making Shakespeare clear and exciting to everyone. Our goal is to bring Shakespeare's works to life through productions that combine the highest artistic quality with broad audience appeal, and educational programs that make Shakespeare come alive for students of all ages.

We have grown into the largest classical theatre program in Central New York. Our performances draw a total audience of over 5,000 per year, with visitors in 2015 coming from throughout New York State and from 38 other states and 34 foreign countries.

ISC currently presents three or four fully staged productions each year, including two outdoor shows performed in rotating repertory on the grounds of Cornell Plantations each July and indoor productions at the Hangar Theatre in February and/or November. In 2015, we also began a new Shakespeare for Kids camp in conjunction with our summer productions.

ISC productions feature both Equity and non-Equity actors, with actors and designers coming from throughout Central New York, New York City, Chicago, and...

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