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On March 24 and 25, from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Evanston Festival Theatre in association with The Viola Project will present “Dash for the Crown: Shakespeare’s History Plays,” a two-day after-school workshop on Shakespeare’s history plays for girls ages 10-14 at the Evanston Arts Depot, located at 600 Main St.

Students will have a unique opportunity to experience the constant one-upmanship, plotting, and cold-blooded murders that make up Shakespeare’s history of England. Students will enact dramatic scenes from the Hundred Years War to the War of the Roses, and visit kings from John to Richard III.

The workshop will rculminate in a short performance at 6 p.m. on March 24. The registration fee is $75 per student, $65 per student until March 17.

To register students, contact Brianna Sloane, education and outreach director, at or 847-424-0089. Registration automatically enters the student into a drawing for “Tea with the Queens,” a British high tea with the wives of Henry VIII, to take place at the Evanston Arts Depot in conjunction with Piccolo Theatre’s spring production, “Six Dead Queens and an Inflatable Henry!