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.
"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.