Best of Treasure Valley: Best performing arts group- Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Idaho Statesman Published: 06/24/11 This is the sixth year in a row that the Idaho Shakespeare Festival has been your top performing arts group, and it’s no wonder. This top-notch theater company puts on some of the greatest plays ever written — and does so in a serene, park-like setting against the backdrop of the […]

Sara Bruner: A love/hate relationship with the theater

Boise Weekly June 22, 2011 by George Prentice Sara Bruner is one of the most recognized faces in Boise, yet few people really know her. They certainly know her work. For 15 years, Bruner has transformed into Ariel, Rosalind and dozens of the classical theater’s greatest ingenues. Later this summer, Bruner graduates to one of […]

The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Forbidden love and cross-dressing

by Deanna Darr Boise Weekly June 22, 2011 Matters of the heart are never simple, but when your best friend goes after your girlfriend and in the process gets you banished from your city, that will put a strain on a friendship. Such is the situation that arises in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, the […]

Review: Everything old is new again at Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Brevity may be the soul of wit, and a trio of festival players finds a wealth of humor in “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” BY DANA OLAND – doland@idahostatesman.com © 2011 Idaho Statesman Published: 06/13/11 When I heard the Idaho Shakespeare Festival would produce “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” I gave […]

Shakespeare Fest pulls out all the stops

The Treasure Valley summertime institution celebrates its 35th anniversary with plenty of Sir William’s works Friday, June 3, 2011 11:35 am By Dan Lea 3g@idahopress.com Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE ― More Shakespeare … more often. That’s what director Charlie Fee promises audiences who come to bask in the early evening summertime twilight at the 35th annual […]

Signing Shakespeare: What goes into a Signed Performance?

An Explanation from Holly Thomas-Mowery- ASL Interpreter for ISF I would say I put about 100 to 120 intense hours into preparing for a Shakespeare play, so a team of two interpreters are working about 200-240 hours of prep for one play. An interpreter has to become extremely familiar with the script (the plot, scenes, […]

Boise Mayor’s 2011 awards honor Surel Mitchell, Tim Woodward and others

The biennial accolade honors the people and groups that fuel Boise’s arts and cultural scene. BY DANA OLAND – doland@idahostatesman.com Copyright: © 2011 Idaho Statesman Published: 06/05/11 The 2011 winners include visual, literary and performing artists, longstanding cultural organizations, lifelong arts lovers, people who work to preserve Boise’s past and one of the city’s most […]

Review: Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Two Gents’ director takes a modern approach

BY DANA OLAND – doland@idahostatesman.com Copyright: © 2011 Idaho Statesman Published: 06/06/11 “Man is a giddy thing, and this is my conclusion.” These words, spoken by the much more mature Benedick in Shakespeare’s more mature “Much Ado About Nothing,” find their seeds in the Bard’s earlier comedy “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” The season opened […]

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s version of the “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” goes a little musical

This band of players puts a spin on the Greek chorus – Idaho Statesman Copyright: © 2011 Idaho Statesman Published: 06/03/11 When Sara M. Bruner first heard director Charlie Fee’s idea of performing live music for his new production of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” she panicked. “I was, like, honestly, ‘Oh, no.’ I had […]