2019 Season at The Idaho Shakespeare Festival

The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sara Bruner

Shakespeare’s uproarious battle of the sexes. The only thing that stands between Bianca and a bevy of eligible suitors is her quick-tempered, elder sister Katherina. That is until fortune-hunting Petruchio takes up the challenge to “tame” Kate and make her his wife. A madcap marriage and much mayhem ensues in a beguiling battle of wits and wills between the sexes which ultimately reveals an unlikely romance. Can love tame a shrewish heart and surprise an unbridled bachelor?

 
 
May 31-Jul 28
 

Witness for the Prosecution

By Agatha Christie
Directed by Charles Fee

As part of a gripping courtroom thriller, you hereby are summoned for jury duty! The stakes are high as Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. Can this defendant convince the jury, and you, of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose despite shocking courtroom testimony and impassioned gallery outbursts? Witness and judge for yourself as Leonard and his lawyers struggle to untangle the truth in a whodunit suspense-thriller that will keep you guessing until the gavel’s last echo…and beyond.

 
 
 
Jun 28-Sept 1
 

The Music Man*

Book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson.
Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey.
Directed by Victoria Bussert

There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Traveling salesman, Harold Hill, aims to con the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef! But what he didn’t plan on is falling for Marian. Will she transform him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall?

 

The Music Man is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

 
 
 
 

Julius Caesar

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sara Bruner

Shakespeare’s classic drama of intrigue and allegiance is the ultimate political thriller. Caesar has returned victorious to Rome. Amid the celebrations are cross-currents of political unrest that will threaten the very foundation of the Republic. Ensnared by acts of seeming patriotism, Caesar’s best friend Brutus will be forced to decide the future of Rome and in the process will knock history off its course.

 
 
 
Sept 6-29
 

Million Dollar Quartet

Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux.
Original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux.
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Directed by Hunter Foster

A Tony winning rock ‘n’ roll tribute! On December 4, 1956, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley fatefully found themselves together in a Memphis recording studio. The historic rock ‘n’ roll jam session that resulted was electrifying. Step back in time to experience this irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets and celebrations—which boasts powerhouse performances and an incredible score of hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog” and more.

 

 

Actor Profiles - Most Recent Additions 2

Richard LaFleur - Actor Profile

Richard Lafleur is a Canadian born actor, singer, dancer, and aspiring writer.

Lance E. Hayes - Actor Profile

Lance is currently a working actor out of New York City, and is loving every minute.

Cait Crowley - Actor Profile

Cait is a New York City based actor, dancer and singer who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University.

Gina Milo - Actor Profile

Gina is a Long Island born, actor/singer based in New York City. She most recently appeared as Martha Vail in the York Theater's Mufti production of Subways are for Sleeping and Tanya in Mason Street's production of Mamma

Monica Cioffi - Actor Profile

Get To Know Dancer / Actor Monica Cioffi backstage at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, NY

Carina Avila - Actor Profile

Meet Carina Avila got her start in Los Angeles working on TV and music videos. She is now focused on transferring her early success to the theatre.

Jason Simon - Actor Profile

At a petite 6'3, Jason Simon is a presence!

Eddie Gutierrez - actor profile

Eddie attended NYU for acting, training at the Stella Adler Studio and the Experimental Theatre Wing, and while he was there, he picked up a minor in Music, while also enrolling in the dance program at Peridance in Union Square.

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Skylight Music Theatre

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Z Space Studio

Operating two venues in San Francisco’s historic Mission District, a mainstage and a black box theater, Z Space hosts new works from a variety of performance disciplines year-round.…

San Francisco, California
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Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

"A Unique Vision For The Arts" - Located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, the award winning regional Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is a remarkable showcase for professional performing…

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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Shakespeare Festival St Louis

Inspired by R. Crosby Kemper, III, the idea of a free Shakespeare festival began in 1997, and with broad civic support Shakespeare Festival St. Louis received 501(c)3 status in December…

St. Louis, Missouri
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John W. Engeman Theater

The John W. Engeman Theater is Long Island’s only year-round professional theater

Northport, New York
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People's Light & Theatre Company

We’ll make a future rooted in our history of artistic achievement and fiscal discipline. Our core values are these: excellence in the quality of our plays and programs; service to our…

Malvern, Pennsylvania
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Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Shakespeare Theatre Company is a regional theatre company located in Washington, D.C.The theatre company focuses primarily on plays from the Shakespeare canon, but its seasons…

Washington, District of Columbia
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California Shakespeare Theater

California Shakespeare Theater is essential to the vitality of Bay Area’s diverse communities. With Shakespeare’s depth of humanity as our touchstone, we build character and community…

Berkeley, California
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