The Annual Texas Shakespeare Festival will open on the Kilgore College campus Thursday, June 29th and will run through Sunday, July 30th. All performances will take place inside Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore College campus. Headlining the festival this year will be two plays by William Shakespeare: "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Richard III." Other plays include "Cyrano de Bergerac," "Did You Hear Thunder," "The Marvelous Wonderettes," and the children's play, "The Witch of Pickle Patch." On Thursday, June 29th, the opening play will be "Much Ado About Nothing." All plays will be staged throughout the month at various dates and times. To buy tickets and for a specific schedule, visit www.texasshakespeare.com.