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It is with great regret that Princeton Theatre Group announces the departure of artistic director Shannon Hill. Shannon has been with us for the last two years overseeing the very successful summer and Christmas seasons.

Festival 56 and our many fans will miss her. PTG sincerely wishes her much success in her future endeavors.

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CFCI Grant Supports Free Shakespeare in the Park
Posted August 3rd, 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, the Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) awarded a grant to the Princeton Theatre Group in support of a free Shakespeare production in Princeton's Soldiers and Sailors Park. The grant was made possible by the Russell F. and Eleanor Sikes Peters Performing A...more

Princeton Theatre Group Receives Grant from Walmart
Posted June 27th, 2017

The Princeton Theatre Group/Festival 56 received a $2,500 grant from the Walmart Community Grants Team through the Walmart Distribution Center, Spring Valley. Festival 56 Artistic Director Shannon Hill accepted the award from DAR Manager Miguel Hermosillo. The grant will be used to fund 2017 Shakesp...more

Princeton Theatre Group Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant
Posted June 19th, 2017

The Princeton Theatre Group has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support actor salaries and associated activities for Festival 56's 2017 season.In granting the award, NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, "The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support th...more

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