Colorado Shakes Fest Has Four by the Bard, July 1-Aug. 20

News   Colorado Shakes Fest Has Four by the Bard, July 1-Aug. 20 Colorado Shakespeare Festival will conjure Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Henry V and The Tempest in summer 2000.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival will conjure Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Henry V and The Tempest in summer 2000.

The season, in Boulder, CO, runs July 1-Aug. 20 in the Mary Rippon Theatre and the University Theatre on the University of Colorado campus at Boulder. Directors include Mark Harrison (Twelfth Night), Patrick Kelly (Julius Caesar), James Symons (Henry V) and Gavin Cameron-Web (The Tempest).

According to the CSF web site:

• Now in its 43rd Season, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) is a professional, Equity Guest Artist and non Equity summer theatre festival.

• Begun in 1958 with productions of Julius Caesar, Hamlet and The Taming of a Shrew, the CSF now presents four full-scale productions each summer; three plays on the picturesque, Greek-style Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and one in the indoor, proscenium University Theatre, both located on the grounds of the University of Colorado. • With Cymbeline in 1975, the CSF became the seventh theatre in the world to complete the entire Shakespearean canon of 37 plays.

• The CSF draws over 40,000 audience members each season, 10 percent from outside the state of Colorado.

• The annual budget for the CSF is over $1 million, 78 percent of which is earned through box office receipts and other sales revenues. The remainder of the budget is subsidized by corporate partnerships, foundations, university and government grants, and individual contributions.

• Each summer CSF hires four directors, approximately 40 actors, nine designers, and over 150 production personnel. Including the administrative staff, apprentices, interns, and volunteers, the entire CSF company numbers well over 200.

For more information, call (303) 492-1527 or try the web site at www.coloradoshakes.org.

-- By Kenneth Jones