Padraig And Ramos

Chingwe Padraig as Iago and Kenny Ramos as Roderigo in the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival's 2022 production of "Othello" in Vermilliion's Prentis Park.

The SDSF is excited to present a week-long “Celebration of Shakespeare” in Vermillion June 11 – 18. Special guest artist Devon Glover, “The Sonnet Man,” will perform June 15 in Vermillion’s Prentis Park. Glover is a Brooklyn-based rapper, teacher, poet, playwright, and actor who produces hip-hop adaptations of Shakespeare’s sonnets for performance and workshops in schools and theaters worldwide as “The Sonnet Man”.

The SDSF’s Acting Company will perform a devised production based on scenes from the Festival’s previous 11 seasons June 16-18, also in Prentis Park. In partnership with the National Music Museum, Paul Imholte will provide pre-show music on Friday, June 16 starting at 6:30 p.m. Both productions will also be streamed for free online June 29-July 2; check for complete details. All SDSF events are free and open to the public.

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