2013 Colorado Shakespeare Festival opens this weekend

A Midsummer Night's Dream kicks off the 2013 Colorado Shakespeare Festival season, with a preview performance on Friday, June 7 and opening night on Saturday, June 8. Dream a little dream of love and laughter as Shakespeare's most beloved comedy casts its spell on the enchanting Mary Rippon stage.

Moonlight, magic and mirth ensue when four young lovers and a troupe of actors leave behind the confines of Edwardian propriety and find themselves subject to the wiles of a fairy kingdom with a distinctly Jazz Age flair. It's an enchanting evening of romance under the stars and a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare for children.

Other openings this summer include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) June 13 (preview), June 14 (opening); MacbethJune 28 (preview), June 29 (opening); and Richard IIJuly 18 (preview), July 19 (opening). Ticket discounts are available for faculty, staff and students.

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