"Wittenberg’s contemporary message presents a unique opportunity for students to peer into their own lives. The play speaks to the difficulty high school graduates face when entering college, she says, when they are suddenly asked, “What do you think?” While such themes can often be cited in modern movies and novels, seeing the ideas come forth through the language of live performance is rare."
"In her directorial debut with the CSF, Lisa Wolpe leads a sterling cast through a thoughtful, nuanced and heartbreaking take on the text. The production brilliantly balances themes of race, class and politics with a central focus on the perils of jealousy and suspicion."
Yes, a thousand times yes, William Shakepeare's "Othello" is about race and otherness. It is also an utterly painful lesson in the battered, betrayed alliances of war and of love.
CSF volunteer ushers helps to greet, seat, and assist our patrons.
There are...serious passages of genuine theological exegesis and argument, as well as many laugh lines, particularly when the audience recognizes actual lines from Shakespeare’s Hamlet popping up in fractured and surprising ways.
Kent's combat work naturally led him to more and more Shakespearean roles, until now he's as well-known as a stalwart interpreter of the Bard as he is as a master at choreographing stage violence.
Lisa Wolpe and Emmy Award-winning actor Peter Macon debut with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
...the execution is definitely on target in the CSF's current production of the piece, as director Jim Helsinger and a skilled cast tackle the "merry war" of romance, revenge and wry wit with a stirring amount of subtlety, grace and humor.
Beatrice's wit is sharp as a scalpel, though Morosco gets to exploit some of her physical comedy chops as well. Hilton's Benedick enjoys even more full-body humor.
Boulder-based playwright David Davalos presents comedic prequel to Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”