Want to feed your inner thespian? Need a night of culture, straight-up, that doesn’t come in a shot glass on Pearl Street? Shake it on over to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
Since 1958, the Festival has staged the classics from The Bard himself, sprinkling iambic-toned witticisms and truths over the summers of Boulder Valley. This year, you can catch the plays in the outdoor Mary Ripon Theatre and indoors in the freshly renovated University Theatre.
So — what’s on the slate for this year’s festival? Well, you can catch one of the four (or even all four) between now and August 11.
If you’re looking for an abridged (and hilarious) version of the collected works of the most famous bard, check out The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). Billed as “not your grandmother’s Shakespeare,” it’s reputed to be quite the raucous romp! Here’s a fun video to get you primed. Saturday and Wednesday performances between now an August 10.
Those more devout in their Shakespearean study might prefer one of the three full-length Shakespeare plays in this year’s lineup:
Tickets for all performances begin at only $10 and run up to around the $60 mark. You can buy tickets for all performances online. They also have a great page on the festival website that helps with planning — parking, festival FAQ, Accessibility options, and even seating charts (super handy). And if all the world’s a stage (the Pearl Street Mall is quite the testament to this) and all men and women merely players, maybe I’ll see you around the festival, fellow player. Boulder is such a wonderful place to play — and see one, no less!