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.”

Funds raised for Ithaca Shakespeare through this campaign will help support ISC's outdoor summer productions on the shores of Cayuga Lake in July 2017. This year's productions are:

Richard III: The grand finale of ISC's epic series of Shakespeare's English history plays! The Wars of the Roses are over, and England is at peace...until Richard of Gloucester begins maneuvering against his own family to take the throne for himself. Shakespeare's most fascinating villain sends the country spiraling back into civil war, leading to a final confrontation in which the living and dead alike must battle for the soul of the nation.

Much Ado About Nothing: When Don Pedro and his soldiers arrive in sunny Messina for some much-needed R & R, love blossoms, and Beatrice and Benedick rekindle their merry war of wit. Don Pedro attempts to out-do Cupid by tricking Beatrice and Benedick into falling in love with each other, while Don John and his drunken henchmen scheme to ruin the marriage of their hated rival. Music, dance, romance, one of Shakespeare's wittiest heroines, and the most hopeless night watchmen ever imagined come together in this brilliant romantic comedy.

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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