A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Jul 23-Aug 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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Program

 

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Performance Extras

Free Event
Outdoor Preshow Talks Jun 18-Aug 15, 2021

Outdoor Preshow Talks

CSF offers a free preshow talk—called "Prologue"—given by…

Picnicking Jun 18-Aug 15, 2021

Picnicking

75 minutes before showtime, our grounds come alive…

Free Event
Shakespeare Garden Tours Jun 18-Aug 15, 2021

Shakespeare Garden Tours

The Colorado Shakespeare Gardens (CSG) invites all who…

Director

Carolyn Howarthº

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Cast

Maya Camille Boyd

Hermia

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Scott Coopwood*

Puck

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Daniel Crumrine

Mustardseed

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Sean Michael Cummings

Francis Flute

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Lauren Dennis

Robin Starveling

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Jacob Dresch*

Demetrius

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Seth Palmer Harris

Snug

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Greta Hooston

Peaseblossom

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Rodney Lizcano*

Hippolytus / Oberon

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Chloe McLeod

Helena

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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

Lysander

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Stephanie Saltis

Cobweb

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Sean Scrutchins*

Peter Quince / First Fairy

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Michael Anthony Tatmon

Egeus

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Christian Tripp

Moth

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Artistic Team

Costume Designer

Meghan Anderson Doyle

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Scenic Designer

Jon Dunkle

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Dramaturg

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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