A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Aug 6-15, 2021

A Midsummer Night's Dream

"Sound, music!—Come, my queen, take hands with me,
And rock the ground whereon these sleepers be."

Lift your spirits with a summer-long party! In this glam run of Shakespeare’s electric comedy, the paths of four young lovers, some feuding fairies, a mischievous sprite and a troupe of bumbling actors collide. Join them in the forest as enchanting and peculiar schemes unfold across one unforgettable midsummer night.

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.

COVID-19 updates

Plans for the 2021 season are subject to the permissible event guidelines from public health officials and the university that will be in place at the time of the performances. We will provide details about all COVID-19 protocols as they become available. Learn more

Performance dates and times

Friday, June 18, 8 p.m. (preview)
Saturday, June 19, 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 20, 7 p.m. 
Friday, June 25, 8 p.m. 
Saturday, June 26, 8 p.m. 
Friday, July 2, 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 3, 8 p.m. 
Sunday, July 11, 7 p.m. 
Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m. 
Thursday, July 15, 7 p.m. 
Sunday, July 18, 7 p.m. 
Tuesday, July 20, 7 p.m. 

Friday, July 23, 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 24, 8 p.m. 
Thursday, July 29, 7 p.m. 
Friday, July 30, 8 p.m. 
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m.  
Friday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m. 
Saturday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m.  
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. 

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Attending an outdoor show in the Boulder foothills can be unpredictable. Come prepared to enjoy the adventure by reviewing our weather policy and attire suggestions. Learn more

Performance Extras

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Maya Camille Boyd


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Scott Coopwood*


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Daniel Crumrine


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Sean Michael Cummings

Francis Flute

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Lauren Dennis

Robin Starveling

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Jacob Dresch*


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Seth Palmer Harris


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Greta Hooston


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Rodney Lizcano

Hippolytus / Oberon

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Chloe McLeod


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Josue Miranda

Tom Snout

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Leslie O'Carroll*

Nick Bottom

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Jessica Robblee*

Theseus / Titania

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Christian Ray Robinson


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Stephanie Saltis


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Sean Scrutchins*

Peter Quince / First Fairy

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Michael Anthony Tatmon


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Christian Tripp


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Artistic Team

Costume Designer

Meghan Anderson Doyle

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Scenic Designer

Jon Dunkle

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Amanda Giguere

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Casting Director

Sylvia Gregory

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Stage Manager

Matt Grevan*

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Lighting Designer

Shannon McKinney^

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Director of Voice and Text

Jeffrey Parker

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Dance Choreographer

Erika Randall

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Sound Designer

Ken Travis^

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Plan your visit

Most CU Presents performances take place on the beautiful University of Colorado Boulder campus. Take some time to explore our venues, find out how to get here and get more tips on what to do while you’re in town.

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Accessibility Services

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