Jun 7-Aug 11, 2019

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night


Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun. It shines everywhere.

Ring in the summer season with an uproarious comedy about thorny love triangles, mistaken identities … and a pair of twins lost at sea. When Viola finds herself shipwrecked and her brother drowned (or so she thinks!), she begins to dress as a man named Cesario. Meanwhile, her twin Sebastian, very much alive and a near spitting image of Viola/Cesario, also makes his way into town with the help of a friendly outlaw. A night of laugh-out-loud revelry, unexpected romance and original live music from Rinde Eckert follows in this play led by one of the Bard’s most iconic heroines.

Since 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with professional theatre on the CU Boulder campus. Complete your Colorado summer with Shakespeare under the stars in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre—complimentary seatbacks included.

Performance dates and times: 

Preview: Friday, June 7, 8 p.m.  $15-$50
Opening Night: Saturday, June 8, 8 p.m.  $32-$85
Friday, June 14, 8 p.m.  $22-$71
Saturday, June 15, 8 p.m.  $25-$85
Friday, June 21, 8 p.m.  $22-$71
Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m.  $22-$71
Friday, June 28, 8 p.m.  $22-$71
Saturday, June 29, 8 p.m.  $22-$71
Friday, July 12, 8 p.m.  $22-$71
Saturday, July 13, 8 p.m.  $22-$75
Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m.  $19-$75
Sunday, July 21, 7 p.m.  $19-$65
Friday, July 26, 8 p.m.  $22-$71
Saturday, July 27, 8 p.m.  $22-$71
Wednesday, July 31, 7 p.m.  $19-$61
Thursday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m.  $19-$61
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m.  $19-$61
Sunday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.  $22-$80

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Performance Extras

Free Event
Classics 101 Jun 3-Jul 8, 2019

Classics 101

Learn all about the plays in Colorado Shakespeare…

Free and open to the public

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Outdoor Preshow Talks Jun 8-Aug 11, 2019

Outdoor Preshow Talks

Before most performances, CSF offers a free preshow…

Free and open to the public

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Free Event
Outdoor Cast Talkbacks Jun 7-Aug 11, 2019

Outdoor Cast Talkbacks

Following most performances, remain in the theatre and…

Free and open to the public

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Picnicking Jun 8-Aug 12, 2019


75 minutes before showtime, our grounds come alive…

Free Event
Green Shows Jun 7-Aug 11, 2019

Green Shows

Enjoy some pre-show entertainment in the Shakespeare Garden…

Free Event
Shakespeare Garden Tours Jun 7-Aug 11, 2019

Shakespeare Garden Tours

The Colorado Shakespeare Gardens (CSG) invites all who…

Shakespeare Gift Cart Jun 7-Aug 11, 2019

Shakespeare Gift Cart

Bring home a lasting memory of your visit…


Timothy Orr

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Amber Scales


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Dante Rossi


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Marco Robinson*

Duke Orsino

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Jessica Robblee*


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Matt Bender


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Mark Collins

Sea Captain/Officer/Priest

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Rinde Eckert*

Music Composer / Feste

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Madison Hart


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Rodney Lizcano*

Sir Andrew Aguecheek

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Rakeem Lawrence


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Emma Messenger


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Isobel Rosie Makin

Olivia's Servant/Ensemble

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Robert Sicular*

Sir Toby Belch

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Gareth Saxe*


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Jason Toennis


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Artistic Team

Scenic Designer

Caitlin Ayer^

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Fight Choreographer

Christopher DuVal

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Costume Shop Manager

Adam M. Dill

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Costume Designer

Meghan Anderson Doyle

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Sound Designer

Jason Ducat

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Amanda Giguere

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Casting Director

Sylvia Gregory

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Assistant Stage Manager

Nicole Kutcher*

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Lighting Designer

Shannon McKinney^

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Stage Manager

Stacy R. Norwood*

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Voice and Text Coach

Jeffrey Parker

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Dance Choreographer

Erika Randall

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