Review: The Mousetrap has Stamina Idaho Shakespeare Festival Tackles the Long-Running play by Agatha Christie

The Boise Weekly, by Deanna Darr Published June 13, 2012 For something to become a cliche–before it gets replayed, tweaked and spun off–it has to start somewhere, a point when it’s a groundbreaking idea that sets the template. It’s rare that we get to go back and examine the origins of such an idea, but […]

Review: Get caught in Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s production of ‘The Mousetrap.’ It’s worth it.

Published: June 12, 2012 By DANA OLAND — The Idaho Shakespeare Festival is one of 60 theaters commemorating the 60th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery. Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s production of “The Mousetrap” is a big, juicy bite of theater as director Drew Barr employs layers of storytelling and theatrical techniques to reenergize Agatha […]

Voices from the Company: The Boards

You may call me silly, childish, foolish or an idealist. You should then know that I will always be the first to admit that I am still very much a little girl inside, and I wouldn’t change that for the world. I am a sentimental sap. All prologues aside, you will need a little back-story […]

Behind the Scenes at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Costume Shop

Designers and seamsters prepare for the opening of Romeo and Juliet Boise Weekly by Deanna Darr Published May, 30, 2012 Inside a warehouse off Warm Springs Avenue, there’s a distinct feeling of the calm before the storm. Racks of carefully labeled clothes line the walls and the dull hum of sewing machines punctuates the quiet […]

REVIEW: Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ smells as sweet

Published: June 4, 2012 ISF opens with an energetic, fresh take on an old favorite. BY DANA OLAND © 2012 Idaho Statesman “Romeo and Juliet” is a tough play to produce, simply because everyone knows how it ends. The payoff, then, is the journey: the progression from innocent all-consuming love — the kind you’re […]