Good friends are behind all good stories. And good stories make for good lives.
"Not of an age, but for all time." So reads the posthumous tribute to Shakespeare in the First Folio, the first-ever published compilation of the playwright's work. An evocative love letter to one of theatre's greats, "The Book of Will" tells the heartfelt and hilarious true story of the artists and friends who undertook the herculean effort to publish the Bard's plays in the wake of his death.
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.
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
Saturday, July 2, 8 p.m. (Preview) $20-$61
Sunday, July 3, 7 p.m. (Opening) $26-$81
Friday, July 8, 8 p.m. $22-$69
Saturday, July 9, 8 p.m. $26-$81
Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m. $22-$69
Friday, July 15, 8 p.m. $22-$69
Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m. $22-$69
Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m. $26-$81
Sunday, July 24, 7 p.m. $26-$81
Friday, July 29, 8 p.m. $22-$69
Saturday, July 30, 8 p.m. $26-$81
Friday, Aug. 5, 8 p.m. $22-$69
Saturday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m. $26-$81
Save big with season tickets! This show is available in the Full, Pick 2 or 3, Weekday Will, and Choice Option packages or as an add-on to other season ticket orders. Learn more
Single ticket discounts are available for preview night, groups (10+), youth (K-12), seniors (65+), students, active military and CU employees. Learn more
Plan your visit
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