It’s almost time to raise the curtain in Kilgore.

The Texas Shakespeare Festival returns for its 2019 season beginning June 27 through July 28 in the Van Cliburn Auditorium on the Kilgore College campus.

The festival’s company of professional actors appeared in costume Monday morning for the annual media day.

Productions scheduled this season are “As You Like It” by Shakespeare; “Born Yesterday” by Garson Kanin; “Othello” by Shakespeare; “Into the Woods” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim based on the book by James Lapine; and “The Girl Who Cried Throgmonster” by Grace Abele, based on Aesop’s fable.

For a schedule of plays along with ticket information, go to .