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Grace Performing Arts Center

Current Festival 56 Season

We have a fabulous summer in store for you, kicking off on June 23rd!

As always, the festival will feature the hallmarks of summer in Princeton: late night cabarets every Friday, free Shakespeare in the park, and the very best live theatre in the region! Come to Festival 56...and Let Us Entertain You!


Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Shannon Hill

July 2nd through July 30th, 2017
Soldiers & Sailors Park, Free Admission


Join us for FREE Shakespeare in the Park as we present one of Shakespeare's most hilarious plays, Comedy of Errors! Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus are twin brothers who have been separated for years, having been tossed to sea in a shipwreck. Together with their twin servants , both named Dromio, Syracuse and Ephesus descend upon the same town in search for their missing family. Two sets of twins, mistaken identities, long lost family members, and pregnant wives, what could go wrong?

Individual Show Times & Dates
  • 2:00pm, Sunday, July 2nd
  • 7:30pm, Wednesday, July 5th
  • 7:30pm, Sunday, July 9th
  • 7:30pm, Wednesday, July 12th
  • 7:30pm, Sunday, July 16th
  • 7:30pm, Wednesday, July 19th
  • 7:30pm, Sunday, July 23rd
  • 7:30pm, Wednesday, July 26th
  • 7:30pm, Sunday, July 30th


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Purchase Tickets Online Here! Stop Kiss

Stop Kiss

By Diana Son

Directed by Tim Seib

July 21st through July 29th, 2017
Prairie Arts Center


Callie and Sara meet and become fast friends. Then, they unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss leads to a violent attack that changes their lives forever. In this poignant and enchanting story, Diana Son explores the meaning of love and how life can change in an instant.

Individual Show Times & Dates
  • 7:30pm, Friday, July 21st
  • 7:30pm, Saturday, July 22nd
  • 7:30pm, Tuesday, July 25th
  • 7:30pm, Thursday, July 27th
  • 2:00pm, Saturday, July 29th


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Purchase Tickets Online Here! Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

Book by Neil Simon, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Directed by Jenn Hopkins

July 28th through August 6th, 2017
Grace Performing Arts Center


Charity Hope Valentine wants nothing more than to fall in love. She goes on dates with all types of men, hoping to find "the one". Along the way, she sings, dances, and laughs with her friends in this sharp, witty, and fun musical. Featuring songs like "Big Spender" and "Rhythm of Life", Sweet Charity is sure to be a swinging hit!

Individual Show Times & Dates
  • 7:30pm, Friday, July 28th
  • 7:30pm, Saturday, July 29th
  • 2:00pm, Sunday, July 30th
  • 7:30pm, Tuesday, August 1st
  • 2:00pm, Wednesday, August 2nd
  • 7:30pm, Thursday, August 3rd
  • 7:30pm, Friday, August 4th
  • 7:30pm, Saturday, August 5th
  • 2:00pm, Sunday, August 6th


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