Great River Shakespeare Festival’s Front Porch series, in collaboration with Winona State University, presents a panel discussion at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, on nationalism and reconciliation at a 'Pay-What-You-WILL" price.

Shakespeare's "Cymbeline" explores themes of nationalism and reconciliation as Britain separates from Rome and faces what to do with the defeated Roman army. Today, many citizens face many of these same issues globally and locally.

A panel titled “Nationalism & Reconciliation” will discuss how we reconcile with former enemies. This panel discussion, moderated by Andrew Carlson (long-time GRSF company member and professor of theater at the University of Texas), will feature Sylvie Bisangwa, a resettlement officer of the United Nations Refugee Agency and a native of Rwanda discussing reconciliation in the 25 years since the Rwandan genocide, David Speetzen, the director of Conflict Studies program at Winona State University, and Lee Carlson, a Vietnam veteran who has done work with the D.O.V.E. Fund building schools in Vietnam.

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Admission to this event is on a pay-what-you-will basis. Physical tickets are not required.

For festival tickets and more information, contact the GRSF Visitor’s Center Box Office at 924 Huff St., Winona, call 507-474-7900, or visit grsf.org.

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