2019 Season at The Idaho Shakespeare Festival

The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sara Bruner

Shakespeare’s uproarious battle of the sexes. The only thing that stands between Bianca and a bevy of eligible suitors is her quick-tempered, elder sister Katherina. That is until fortune-hunting Petruchio takes up the challenge to “tame” Kate and make her his wife. A madcap marriage and much mayhem ensues in a beguiling battle of wits and wills between the sexes which ultimately reveals an unlikely romance. Can love tame a shrewish heart and surprise an unbridled bachelor?

 
 
May 31-Jul 28
 

Witness for the Prosecution

By Agatha Christie
Directed by Charles Fee

As part of a gripping courtroom thriller, you hereby are summoned for jury duty! The stakes are high as Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. Can this defendant convince the jury, and you, of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose despite shocking courtroom testimony and impassioned gallery outbursts? Witness and judge for yourself as Leonard and his lawyers struggle to untangle the truth in a whodunit suspense-thriller that will keep you guessing until the gavel’s last echo…and beyond.

 
 
 
Jun 28-Sept 1
 

The Music Man*

Book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson.
Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey.
Directed by Victoria Bussert

There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Traveling salesman, Harold Hill, aims to con the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef! But what he didn’t plan on is falling for Marian. Will she transform him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall?

 

The Music Man is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

 
 
 
 

Julius Caesar

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sara Bruner

Shakespeare’s classic drama of intrigue and allegiance is the ultimate political thriller. Caesar has returned victorious to Rome. Amid the celebrations are cross-currents of political unrest that will threaten the very foundation of the Republic. Ensnared by acts of seeming patriotism, Caesar’s best friend Brutus will be forced to decide the future of Rome and in the process will knock history off its course.

 
 
 
Sept 6-29
 

Million Dollar Quartet

Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux.
Original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux.
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Directed by Hunter Foster

A Tony winning rock ‘n’ roll tribute! On December 4, 1956, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley fatefully found themselves together in a Memphis recording studio. The historic rock ‘n’ roll jam session that resulted was electrifying. Step back in time to experience this irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets and celebrations—which boasts powerhouse performances and an incredible score of hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog” and more.

 

 

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Wilma Theater

Established in 1973 as The Wilma Project, the Wilma challenged the Philadelphia cultural community to create theatrical productions of original material and to develop local artists. From…

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Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

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Actor Profiles - Most Recent Additions

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New York, United States

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Jason Simon - Actor Profile

New York, Queens County, United States

Jason Simon - Actor Profile

Gina Milo - Actor Profile

New York, New York, United States

Gina Milo - Actor Profile

Richard LaFleur - Actor Profile

Montreal, Quebec, Montreal, Canada

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Carina Avila - Actor Profile

New York, New York, United States

Carina Avila - Actor Profile

Eddie Gutierrez - actor profile

New York, Kings County, United States

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Cait Crowley - Actor Profile

New York, New York, United States

Cait Crowley - Actor Profile

Lance E. Hayes - Actor Profile

New York, New York, United States

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