The annual Colorado Shakespeare Festival performs at the University of Colorado every summer. Time Magazine rates it as “One of the top Shakespeare Festivals in the U.S.!” This year’s performances take place between July 1st and August 8th at the Mary Rippon Theater on campus.
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival got its start in 1958 in Boulder, CO. Since then, many people from Denver to Boulder and beyond travel to CU in order to get in touch with their Shakespearian sides. Tickets are sold out each year to about 50,000 people.
Enjoy a play on stone benches in the rustic Mary Rippon Theater. Don’t worry, free seat-back chairs are also offered at each performance. Between performance in Boulder, enjoy a picnic on the beautiful University of Colorado campus grounds, prologues to plays, free entertainment, talk with the actors, the Shakespeare Gardens in between the Education and Hellems buildings and a souvenir booth.
This year’s plays include King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure and a couple of non-Shakespearian plays, The Fantasticks and Our Town.
For tickets and information go to www.coloradoshakes.org