The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare in American Communities. Idaho Shakespeare Festival is one of 40 professional theater companies across the nation selected to perform a Shakespeare play with a professional team of actors for middle- and high-schools, and conduct related educational activities for students.

Shakespearience 2020 Presents:

Richard the III

By William Shakespeare

Recommended for grades 7-12
January 27- April 3  

“Now is the winter of our discontent…”

Who was Richard III? The intrigue and mystery surrounding Richard III is often misunderstood. But, the undeniable reality is that his character forms an incredible tale- a crime thriller disguised as a history play. Richard the III, a “deformed” Duke who fancies himself the next king, will stop at nothing to get the crown. Richard oozes charisma and charm while his self-destruction brings us one of the most entertaining tragedies of all time. His story, and this very play, have inspired writers and historians through the ages, most recently in the creation of such popular television series as Game of Thrones. Come along as we see what happens when one twisted man is consumed by power and greed!


2020 Shakespearience Tour Dates


1/27 – 1/31
2/3 – 2/7
2/10 – 2/14
2/17 – 2/21
2/24 – 2/28
3/2 – 3/6
3/9 – 3/13
3/16 – 3/20
3/23 – 3/27
3/30 – 4/3

To Book

Click here to Book Now! Or contact Julie, 208-429-9908 x204

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.

  • Arts Midwest
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Shakespeare in American Communities: National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest
  • Idaho Commission on the Arts
  • Idaho Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Idaho Community Foundation and the following Funds:
    • F.M., Anne G. & Beverly B. Bistline Foundation
    • Sara Maas Fund
    • James A. Pinney Memorial Fund
    • Perc H. Shelton & Gladys A. Pospisil Shelton Foundation
  • Idaho Power Foundation
  • John William Jackson Fund

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council’s Endowment for Humanities Education.