Idaho Theater for Youth


Idaho Theater for Youth 2016 Presents:

The Shakespeare Stealer

Adapted by Gary L. Blackwood

Recommended for Students in Kindergarten – Grade 6
Click here for 2016 Brochure

January 25 – April 8, 2016

Based on Gary L. Blackwood’s popular young adult novel of the same name, this rollicking adventure follows the young apprentice “Widge” as he is coerced into attempting to steal the script of Hamlet from Shakespeare’s theater, The Globe. Thwarted in his attempts, “Widge” finds himself joining the company of actors, but will he fulfill his mission to steal the play or be loyal to his new found friends? Filled with comedy, drama and derring-do, The Shakespeare Stealer will take you on an exciting journey to the world of Elizabethan theater.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (

Click to watch Behind the Scenes Video of the making of the tours!


The following is a chart of the 2016 Idaho Theater for Youth Tour schedule

Western           1/25-1/29
Western           2/1-2/5
Western           2/8-2/12
Eastern            2/15-2/19
Eastern            2/22-2/26
Western           2/29-3/4
Western           3/7-3/11
Northern           3/14-3/18
Northern           3/21-3/25
Western           3/28-4/1
Western           4/4-4/8

To Book- email or call 208-429-9908 x204, or click here to Book Now!

Program Support

Performances are made possible by a generous community of funders who support our efforts to make theater accessible, relevant, exciting and fun. Please join us in thanking them for their support of the arts and their commitment to education.

  • Idaho Commission on the Arts
  • Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
  • US Bancorp Foundation
  • Idaho Community Foundation and the following Funds:
    • F.M., Anne G & Beverly B. Bistline Foundation
    • Children’s Charities of Idaho
    • James A. Pinney Memorial Fund
    • Perc H. Shelton & Gladys A. Pospisil Shelton Foundation
    • Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund
    • Idaho Community Foundation Youth Trust Fund
  • Idaho Power Foundation
  • The Whittenberger Foundation
  • Kissler Family Foundation
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