A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jun 18-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)  SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 19, 8 p.m.  SOLD OUT
Sunday, June 20, 7 p.m.  SOLD OUT
Friday, June 25, 8 p.m.  SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 26, 8 p.m.  SOLD OUT
Friday, July 2, 8 p.m.  $22-$70
Saturday, July 3, 8 p.m.  SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 11, 7 p.m.  $26-$83
Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Thursday, July 15, 7 p.m.  SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 18, 7 p.m.  $26-$83
Tuesday, July 20, 7 p.m.  $22-$70

Friday, July 23, 8 p.m.  SOLD OUT
Saturday, July 24, 8 p.m.  $26-$83
Thursday, July 29, 7 p.m.  SOLD OUT
Friday, July 30, 8 p.m.  $22-$70
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Friday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m.  SOLD OUT
Saturday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m.  $26-$83
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m.  $22-$70

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Thursday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Sunday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m.  $26-$83

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Discounts for groups, youth, seniors, students, active military, CU employees and season ticket orders. Learn more

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

Free Event
Classics 101 (2021) May 17-24, 2021

Classics 101 (2021)

Learn all about the plays in Colorado Shakespeare…

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


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…


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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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Rakeem Lawrence

Tom Snout

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Rodney Lizcano*

Hippolytus / Oberon

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Chloe McLeod


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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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