Jul 19-Aug 11, 2019

King Charles III

King Charles III

King Charles III


Without my voice, and spirit, I am dust,
This is not what I want, but what I must.

In "King Charles III," playwright Mike Bartlett uses Shakespearean verse to envision a near future where personal privacy, public betrayals and a threat to free press collide in the days following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the royal family reimagined in the regional premiere of the Critic’s Circle Award-winner and Olivier Award-winner for Best New Play, as well as Tony nominee for Best New Play.

Since 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with professional theatre on the CU Boulder campus. Complete your Colorado summer with this future history play in the elegant University Theatre.

Performance dates and times:

Preview: Friday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.  $14-$42
Opening Night: Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.  $28-$73
Friday, July 26, 7:30 p.m.  $22-$62
Saturday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.  $30-$65
Thursday, Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m.  $17-$51
Friday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m.  $20-$62
Sunday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m.  $20-$78
Thursday, Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m.  $17-$51
Friday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.  $20-$65
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m.  $33-$78

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Performance Extras

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Classics 101 Jun 3-Jul 8, 2019

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Indoor Preshow Talks Jun 7-Aug 11, 2019

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Indoor Cast Talkbacks Jun 7-Aug 11, 2019

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Picnicking Jun 8-Aug 12, 2019


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Green Shows Jun 7-Aug 11, 2019

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Enjoy some pre-show entertainment in the Shakespeare Garden…

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Shakespeare Garden Tours Jun 7-Aug 11, 2019

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Mike Bartlett

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John Hutton*


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Casey Andree


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Emily Van Fleet*


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Seth Dhonau*


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Anastasia Davidson

Sarah/Ghost/Television Producer/Free News Woman

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Josh Innerst*

Mr. Evans/Ensemble

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Dee Jimenez


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Shunté Lofton


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Jihad Milhem

Cootsey/Paul/Sir Michael

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Leslie O'Carroll*


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Sam Sandoe

Speaker/Sir Gordon/Archbishop

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Anne Sandoe


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Coleman Zeigen

James Reiss

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Justin Johnson


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Artistic Team

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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Voice and Text Coach

Julie Foh

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Casting Director

Sylvia Gregory

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Lighting Designer

Katie Gruenhagen

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Scenic Designer

Stephen C. Jones^

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Stage Manager

Kaylyn Kriaski*

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Assistant Stage Manager

Tiffany Lutz*

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Heidi Schmidt

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Video and Projection Designer

Gregory W. Towle

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