ShakesFear: An Autumn’s Tale

ShakesFear: An Autumn’s Tale

Oct 13-16, 2022

ShakesFear: An Autumn’s Tale



  • Presented by: CU Boulder College of Arts and Sciences Department of Theatre & Dance
  • Runtime: 45 minutes
  • Venue: Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre (ShakesFear)
  • Hellems Arts & Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80302

“I have heard (but not believ’d) the spirits of the dead / May walk again.”

Something wicked this way comes... Shakespeare’s characters have broken free of his pages and are haunting campus. In this immersive theatrical experience, you'll traverse the perimeter of the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and face the most bloody, ghostly and ghastly characters from the Bard’s work.

“ShakesFear” is the 2022-23 Roe Green Production. The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Theatre & Dance is grateful to donor Roe Green. The Roe Green Visiting Theatre Artist fund allows them to invite professional guest artists to campus each year to work with students. The department welcomes Nebraska Repertory Theatre’s Andy Park and Jill Hibbard as this year's Roe Green Visiting Artists.

Due to renovations to the University and Loft Theaters, this production will be taking place in the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre.

Performance Dates and Times

Friday, Oct. 7
Saturday, Oct. 8
Sunday, Oct. 9
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Thursday, Oct. 13
Friday, Oct. 14
Saturday, Oct. 15
Sunday, Oct. 16

Timed entry every 10 minutes, 7-9 p.m. nightly
Experience runs approx. 45 minutes

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Buying Options and Discounts

Save 15-20% with season tickets, available in the Choice Option. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

This immersive haunted event requires the audience to move around an outdoor space; please dress for the weather forecast. This event includes portrayals of dead bodies, blood and gore, suicide and witchcraft.

“ShakesFear: An Autumn’s Tale” takes its spooky cues from the world of the Bard

It took a haunted house to reveal the true depths of William Shakespeare’s spookiness to Kevin Rich.

by Adam Goldstein

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