Camp Shakespeare Rocks!

July 2nd, 2010

Check out new videos uploaded to our Youtube account of all the fun students had in our June sessions of Camp Shakespeare.  Thanks parents for letting us play with your stellar students!

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Bat Boy: The Musical- Savings for July 1st & 2nd!

June 29th, 2010

Enjoy summer with savings and BITE! Save $5 on reserved lawn and chair seating this week-
July 1st and 2nd for Bat Boy: The Musical!  Check it out- enjoy this video preview, courtesy of Great Lakes Theater Festival.  Click to see video

Don’t miss this rockin’, touching and hilarious musical!  Click to sign into your account and enter the Promo Code 2953 as you sign in. OR call our box office at 208-336-9221 now with promo code 2953.

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ a bit familiar, but still good

June 24th, 2010

It seems that everything old is new again, a saying that rang true as the Idaho Shakespeare Festival opened its 34th season on June 5 with a remounting of director Charlie Fee’s magical mystery “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

With the production in its fourth incarnation, it’s fair to question why Fee continues to revisit the concept. The answer is easy: It’s good, the actors excel in the roles and people love it.

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A Q&A with Eduardo Placer: Puck in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

June 24th, 2010

Before stepping on stage, Eduardo Placer takes a deep breath, crosses himself, then exhales. He only gets nervous when his parents are in the audience, he says, but he likes to stay on his toes.

“Once it starts, whatever’s going to happen, is going to happen,” he says. “It keeps me a little off center because I never want to feel too comfortable.”
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Don’t Fear “Bat Boy”

June 24th, 2010

The Idaho Shakespeare Festival opened a surprising, irreverent, clever “Bat Boy: The Musical” June 13 to a lightly filled amphitheater.

OK, so you’ve never heard of “Bat Boy.” Don’t let that stop you. This excellent production definitely is worth the gamble.

It is a departure for the Festival, which has produced pretty mainstream musicals in the past. Think “Twilight” meets “Little Shop of Horrors.”

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Photo Gallery

June 24th, 2010

Thanks to Idaho Statesman and photographer Katharine Jones!
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ISF Proud to be “Signing Shakespeare”

June 24th, 2010

Sign-Interpreted performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on June 29th! Check out this awesome video of the synopsis and also enjoy videos about the ISF experience and other shows this season to be interpreted.  Many thanks to Ruth Anna Spooner, Holly Thomas-Mowery, LaVona Andrew, Steve Snow, Susan Randall and Boise State’s University Television Production program for their hard work in making these videos come to life.

Our deep gratitude to the generous supporters who make “Signing Shakespeare” possible:  The Deaf Center of Idaho, John William Jackson Fund and The Bahner Fiedler Charitable Trust.

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Shakespeare Gets Groovy – Idaho Press Tribune

June 11th, 2010

BOISE — Even among William Shakespeare’s numerous comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” contains comedic power with few rivals. And this year, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival has presented a smart and side-splittingly funny version set not in ancient Athens, but in the 1960s.

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A Thriving Arts Community is Also Good for Business

April 11th, 2010

From the Idaho Statesman: An ingredient in our quality of life, a thriving arts community is also good for business

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman’s visit to Idaho

April 9th, 2010

Check out a review of National Endowment for the Arts, Chairman Rocco Landesman’s visit to Idaho. Read more on the NEA‘s Art Blog, ArtWorks in a piece called “Postcards from Idaho

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