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North Carolina Shakespeare Festival closes for good

David Foubert as Benedick and Eleni Pappageorge as Beatrics in Much Ado About Nothing. Photo call without sets for the N.C. Shakespeare Festival plays, "Much Ado About Nothing" and "King Lear" were held on Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, in High Point. (Jerry Wolford/News & Record)

David Foubert as Benedick and Eleni Pappageorge as Beatrics in Much Ado About Nothing. Photo call without sets for the N.C. Shakespeare Festival plays, "Much Ado About Nothing" and "King Lear" were held on Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, in High Point. (Jerry Wolford/News & Record)

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival is not to be, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

The nonprofit professional theater company in High Point is closing for good after it couldn’t find adequate funding to sustain its programming.

The festival’s board of trustees decided in late May to discontinue operations for the upcoming fiscal year, but it did not make a public announcement until this week.

“This decision was based upon the company’s continuing challenge to secure adequate funding to sustain its programming,” board Chairwoman Ashley Hedgecock said Friday in an emailed statement, according to the paper.

Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record

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