GLT Datebook: ShakesFear Scares Up Halloween Fun

Oct 15, 2016

ShakesFear features the spooky elements of the Bard's works.
Credit Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Witches and ghosts populate the plays of William Shakespeare, so it's natural that they'll be called upon to headline in what's become a new Halloween favorite in the Twin Cities.

  • The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is hosting the 3rd Annual ShakesFear event, running form 7 to 10 PM, Oct. 27 - 29 at the Ewing Cultural Center in Bloomington.
  • Guests follow a haunted trail around the Ewing property, guided by the ghost of the Bard himself.
  • ShakesFear gives attendees a chance to explore areas that the public is not normally allowed, like backstage in the Shakespeare Theater.
  • For small children, there are activities such as crafts in the Ewing courtyard while their parents go on the tour.
  • This is a popular event, so it's recommended to have reservations in advance for ShakesFear.