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August 30, 2023 – The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is pleased to announce a weeklong residency of the talented Texas Shakespeare Festival. The Kilgore College-based professional theatre company will tour perform for North Texas high school students starting November 6th.

The Texas Shakespeare Festival’s Roadshow Tour brings abridged productions of Shakespeare into schools and communities throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. The Roadshow performs with a Globe Theatre aesthetic, using acoustic instruments to create live music and sound effects from a seven-member acting company that plays all parts in the show. The company will provide free performances for high school students in the Region 9 Service Area.

“We are excited to bring this opportunity to residents of the North Texas region,” said Ann Arnold-Ogden, Executive Director for The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture. “More than 1,000 area students will experience Shakespeare as it was meant to be seen. It’s one thing to read his timeless works in class – but seeing a live performance by professional actors is a truly special experience.”

In addition to performances for area high school students, the Texas Shakespeare Festival will offer a public performance and workshop in Wichita Falls.

Activating Shakespeare Workshop – $10
Thursday, November 9, 2023
6:30 p.m.
Backdoor Theatre
501 Indiana Ave
Wichita Falls, TX

Backdoor Theatre in Wichita Falls will co-host a performance on the evening of Friday, November 10th. Tickets for the public performances will go on sale in October.

“The opportunity to experience live theatre with celebrated works from the world’s most renowned playwright is magical,” Arnold-Ogden said. “We’re excited to share this experience with students and the public.”

The Texas Shakespeare Festival North Texas Roadshow is made possible in part by The Moody Foundation, The James N. McCoy Foundation, The Priddy Foundation, The Texas Commission on the Arts, United Supermarkets, and The City of Vernon Department of Tourism.

For more information about the Texas Shakespeare Festival Roadshow, please contact Ann Arnold-Ogden at (940)500-4453 or