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DPS Shakespeare Festival will go on despite teacher walkout

The DPS superintendent told 9NEWS Tuesday the festival "is absolutely continuing."

DENVER - The 34th annual Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival was in jeopardy due to the teacher walkout planned for Friday, but the superintendent says the festival is on.

In a posting on their web site, the district put a call out for chaperones for the event. Those interested were asked to contact their school principal.

DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg told 9NEWS in a Tuesday interview the festival is absolutely continuing. He also reiterated that any parents interested in chaperoning should get involved.

"Our kids have worked very hard," he said. "Our teachers have worked hard. It's a great day of joy and celebration. So, the Shakespeare Festival is on."

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The DPS Shakespeare Festival is the oldest and largest student Shakespeare festival in the country according to DPS.

Donning theatrical costumes, 5,000+ DPS students, grades K-12, from 75 schools attend the DPS Shakespeare Festival

The festival is set to kick off Friday morning at 10 a.m. with opening ceremonies at Skyline Park.