Boise Weekly: Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband At Idaho Shakespeare Festival

by Deanna Darr If you have any questions about the true power of language in the hands of a master wordsmith, go see the Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, which opened on July 16. Nary a lingering doubt will cloud your mind after a few hours spent in the company […]

Review: Idaho Shakespeare Festival skillfully produces ‘An Ideal Husband’

By Dana Oland doland@idahostatesman.com Published 07/19/10 You’d think something would have changed in the 115 years since Oscar Wilde penned “An Ideal Husband,” but sadly no. Politics is still corrupt; men and women still hold each other to impossible standards; and social pressure is always a great motivator. And no one captures it as well […]

Best of Treasure Valley Performing Arts Group!

IDAHO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL There’s no doubt that the Treasure Valley loves its Shakespeare. Since its beginnings on the patio at One Capitol Center, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival has grown into a nationally recognized theater that has been reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Much of its appeal is that you don’t […]

Katie Willmorth makes her company debut in ‘An Ideal Husband’

By Dana Oland – doland@idahostatesman.com When Katie Willmorth was 4, she sat besides her dad, Idaho Shakespeare Festival funnyman Tom Willmorth, watching a technical rehearsal for “As You Like It.” That’s when the once transient ISF performed off ParkCenter Boulevard. During a break, Katie asked if she could go on stage. Tom told her she […]

Meet the real Bat Boy: Mitch McCarrell

A Cleveland Actor takes on the role and grows up a little at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. By Dana Oland- doland@idahostatesman.com Looking younger than you are always is a blessing. And it has been for actor and singer Mitch McCarrell, who has played more than his share of fresh-faced, energetic teenagers. Take, for example, his […]

Voices from the Company: Sara Bruner, Acting Company

Tuesday, July 6th We have two shows up and two shows in rehearsal- things are getting crazy.  Some actors are only performing in the evenings, some are rehearsing all day, then performing at night; and others (like me) are rehearsing in the afternoons and evenings.  Those of us who are in rehearsal spend the day bouncing […]

Mayor Bieter announces recipients of Arts & History Economic Development grants

June 29, 2010 Mayor David Bieter today announced the recipients of the City’s Arts & History Economic Development Grant program.  The four winning organizations are Ballet Idaho, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Boise Contemporary Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival.  Read more

Camp Shakespeare Rocks!

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! Click to watch videos