Considering that all the worlds a stage, it no longer seems the least bit far-fetched for Boulders time-honored Colorado Shakespeare Festival to toss a musical about American folk legend Woody Guthrie into its summer mix. No matter that Brooklyn and the Dust Bowl were both way more than a stones throw from Stratford-upon-Avon: Thats exactly whats in store when the fests fiftieth season commences today, although three Shakespearean stalwarts Macbeth, Henry VIII and Loves Labours Lost, with a swashbuckling, family-friendly mounting of The Three Musketeers thrown in for good measure fill out the meaty repertory that splits itself between the University of Colorado at Boulders Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and the indoor University Theatre.
A preview performance of Macbeth starts things off tonight at 8:30 p.m. on the Rippon stage; the aforementioned Guthrie biography, Woody Guthries American Song, debuts at 7:30 p.m. on June 27 in the indoor venue. Individual show tickets range from $7 to $54, (series subscriptions are $64 to $204) and include impromptu pre-show Green Shows, strolls through the Shakespeare Garden and other experiential incidentals. For tickets, information about special events and complete showtimes, visit www.coloradoshakes.org or call 303-492-0554.
June 20-Aug. 16, 2008