Pericles

Pericles

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Aug 1-3, 2021

Pericles

"Few love to hear the sins they love to act."

TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY! Summer’s hottest ticket is the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Original Practices performance. This summer, revisit "Pericles," the story of a shipwrecked prince on the run after discovering a king’s terrible secret. CSF’s annual tradition of presenting plays as they were originally performed sells out months in advance—be sure to reserve your ticket right away!

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

Please note

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 dates and times

Sunday, Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m.

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Buying options

"Pericles" is sold out, please join our waitlist.

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

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We invite you to watch, listen and gather with us online right now. Each week we will bring you curated creations from the artists you’d see in any other CU Presents season, in the comfort of your own home.

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