The Roe Green Theatre (J. Koskinen)

Author: CU Presents Staff

CSF 2024 Season: Iconic Plays and True Crime

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) has announced its lineup for the 2024 season, running June 8 through Aug. 11. The season features some of William Shakespeare’s most thrilling and entertaining works – “Macbeth” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” as well as two original practices performances of the early true crime play “Arden of Faversham.” 

The Hellems Building surrounding the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre will be under construction throughout 2024. While renovations continue outdoors, CSF will stage plays in the newly renovated Roe Green Theatre. Patrons will enjoy upgraded acoustics and an improved climate control system indoors. The 2024 CSF season will also feature “double-header Sundays,” when patrons can see two different shows in the same theatre on the same day.

Founded in 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival celebrates the works of William Shakespeare and other classic playwrights through world-class performances. Set against the backdrop of Boulder, Colorado, the festival attracts thousands of attendees each year, making it one of the premier destinations for Shakespeare enthusiasts worldwide.

The 2024 season begins Saturday, June 8, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 11. Season tickets are available starting Oct. 30 at, over the phone at 303-492-8008 and weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the CU Presents Box Office. Single tickets will be available beginning Nov. 27. Ticket availability will be limited due to the smaller theatre capacity. Visit the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s website or contact the box office for ticket information and a detailed schedule.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2024 season

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Wendy Franz
June 8-Aug. 11, Roe Green Theatre (Indoors)

When three witches deliver a prophecy in three parts to General Macbeth, he faces a choice: Should he let destiny take its course or conspire with his wife to pursue fortune’s favor on his own? But what’s done cannot be undone, and his decision sets off a scorching, action-packed descent into darkness. Fates and fantasies collide in Shakespeare’s sexy and spellbinding tragedy.

The Merry Wives of Windsor
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kevin Rich
July 6-Aug. 11, Roe Green Theatre (Indoors)

A delightfully naughty romp! The infamous Falstaff is on the hunt for a wealthy wife (or two) to woo in order to finance his next wave of frivolity and fun. But when he sets his sights on the clever and quick-witted Mistresses Page and Ford, he gets a bit more than he bargained for.


Arden of Faversham
Author Unknown
Actor-managed by Shunté Lofton
July 28 at 1:30 and 7 p.m., Roe Green Theatre (Indoors)
Original Practices Event

Perfect for lovers of true crime, “Arden of Faversham” tells the story of a woman’s real-life pact with her lover to murder her husband. Its authorship is as mysterious as its plot: “Arden” has been attributed to numerous authors over the years, including William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and Thomas Kyd.