The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

Aug 4-12, 2023

The Winter's Tale

  • Presented by: Colorado Shakespeare Festival
  • Runtime: 2 hours and 45 minutes
  • Intermission: One
  • Venue: Roe Green Theatre (Indoors)
  • University Theatre Building, 261 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80302

If this be magic, let it be an art
Lawful as eating.

When King Leontes inexplicably accuses his pregnant wife of infidelity he makes a cruel, rash decision that he must spend two decades atoning for. Shakespeare’s nuanced epic explores both the heartrending corrosion of jealousy and the joyous redemption of forgiveness that is hard-won. Borrowing elements from fantasy and mythology, “The Winter’s Tale” weaves an audacious tapestry you have to experience to believe.

Since 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with professional theatre on the CU Boulder campus. Complete your Colorado summer with Shakespeare in the elegant indoor Roe Green Theatre.

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Buying options

Save big with season tickets! This show is available in the Full, Pick 2 or 3, Weekday Will, and Choice packages or as an add-on to other season ticket orders.

Single ticket discounts are available for preview night (Saturday, June 24, 7 p.m.), groups (10+), youth (K-12), seniors (65+), students, active military and CU students and employees. Volunteer ushers get to see the show for free. 

‘The Winter’s Tale’ imagined as a fairy tale of wild emotions

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s production is a strikingly good adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s more convoluted plots

Alex Miller, OnStage Colorado

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Visions of Possibility: How Fantasy and Reality Mingle in ‘The Winter’s Tale’

So it is in “The Winter’s Tale,” one of Shakespeare’s later plays that, on its face, is about jealousy and its terrible aftermath. But to describe it as such doesn’t do justice to the nuance and beauty of the play, says CSF Managing Director Wendy Franz, who directs this summer’s production.

Becca Vaclavik

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Performance Extras

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Wendy Franz

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Noelia Antweiler*


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Brian Bohlender

Shepherd's Son / Ensemble

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Landon Tate Boyle

Cleomenes / Mariner / Ensemble

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Daniel Crumrine


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Marisa Dinsmoor

Mamillius / Dorcas / Ensemble

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Jacob Dresch*

Autolycus / Servant / Ensemble

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Sarah Duttlinger

Emilia / Dion / Mopsa / Ensemble

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Christopher Hudson


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Josh Innerst*

Leontes / Ensemble

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Chloe McLeod


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Leslie O'Carroll*

Old Shepherd / Officer / Ensemble

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Mark Ragan

Lord / Servant to Shepherd / Ensemble

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Christian Ray Robinson

Florizel / Jailer / Ensemble

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Edie Roth

Perdita / First Lady (Sicilia) / Ensemble

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Matthew Schneck*

Camillo / Ensemble

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Emily Van Fleet*

Hermione / Ensemble

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Stephen Tyrone Williams*

Polixenes / Ensemble

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Coleman Zeigen

Antigonus / Steward / Ensemble

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Artistic Team


Amanda Giguere

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Scenic Designer

Matthew Crane

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Costume Designer

Clare Henkel^

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Lighting Designer

Stephen C. Jones^

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Assistant Stage Manager

Nick Nyquist*

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Dance and Movement Choreographer

Erika Randall

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Stage Manager

Malia Stoner*

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Sound Designer

Max Silverman

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Voice and Text Coach

Jeremy Sortore

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