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Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre Photo: Zachary Andrews

Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre
Photo: Zachary Andrews


Colorado Shakespeare Festival Magazine helps patrons understand the history and educational mission of the festival, which celebrates its 61st anniversary in 2018. The magazine also provides informative articles about each production.

1 issue per season


The Festival features a professional theatre company that works with the University of Colorado Boulder. The Festival celebrates Shakespeare and his influence and vitality through exciting, high-quality productions.

Epic love stories, family dramas and laugh-out-loud amusement are part of the offerings for the 2018 season.  And, for the first time in a while, the lineup features two non-Bard productions.

Plays are performed beneath summer night skies in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and in the recently renovated indoor University Theatre.


The Theatre has hosted plays since 1944, when Romeo and Juliet was staged. The stage, lighting and acoustics have been upgraded numerous times since.


The University Theatre is a traditional indoor proscenium stage with balcony seating located in the central part of the picturesque CU campus.






Summer 2018 ISSUE

June 8 - August 12
Ad Deadline: April 27

Love’s Labour’s Lost
June 8 - August 12
n the bucolic Kingdom of Navarre, four attractive young men make a pact to swear off romance and focus on academia … just minutes before the four loves of their lives wander by. Shakespeare’s side-splitting comedy about the struggle to balance heart and head is the perfect ode to CSF’s academic surroundings

From left: Blake Williams, Elise Collins, Cindy Spitko, Austin Terrell (Tragedians), Kristofer Buxton (Alfred) and Sam Gregory (The Player) in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Photo by Jennifer Koskinen

From left: Blake Williams, Elise Collins, Cindy Spitko, Austin Terrell (Tragedians), Kristofer Buxton (Alfred) and Sam Gregory (The Player) in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
Photo by Jennifer Koskinen

Richard III
June 22 - August 11
The Bard’s most murderous, malicious and mesmerizing king comes to the CSF indoor stage for the first time. Richard, Edward IV’s deformed and embittered younger brother, will do anything to take the crown for himself—but once he has the throne, everything falls apart.

Cyrano de Bergerac
July 6 - August 11
The inspiration behind the hit film Roxanne, Edmond Rostand’s timeless romantic comedy has it all: passion, panache and thrilling swordplay. Cyrano, witty and proud but crippled by insecurity, secretly pines for Roxanne—but she has her eyes on handsome, empty-headed Christian.

You Can’t Take It With You
July 20 - August 12
When Alice brings her boyfriend’s traditional, straight-laced family to dine with her household of freethinking eccentrics, fights break out and fireworks erupt. Kaufman and Hart’s 1930s classic, more relevant today than ever, pays homage to those who march to the beat of their own drum and reminds us all to choose dreams over drudgery.

Edward III
August 5
England’s king is out to capture the crown of France and the heart of a married countess. The cost of his lust? Personal humiliation and 150 years of English battle and bloodshed. This unique, one-night-only performance, inspired by the stage practices of Shakespeare’s own time, is summer’s hottest ticket.

Programming is subject to change and shows can be added, postponed or canceled.


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