Oh, my friends! Yes, I’ve done it again, signed on for another summer of Shakespeare! Back at the venerable Colorado Shakespeare Festival for two wonderful shows: Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet.
In Twelfth Night I’ll be playing the role of Sir Toby Belch, one of Shakespeare’s great clowns and in many ways the engine of the play. Now, this is my eighth production of the show and the fourth time I’ve played Sir Toby (dating back to Berkeley High School), and let me tell you, it never gets old. We’ve got a stellar cast, a wonderful group of designers and a dedicated crew; all this under the excellent, supportive, and insightful leadership of Timothy Orr, our director and fearless captain. Twelfth Night opens June 8th and plays through August 11th on the Mary Rippon outdoor stage located on the University of Colorado’s beautiful Boulder campus.
Next up will be the all-time classic and the greatest love story ever told, Romeo and Juliet, and I’ll be playing the role of Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet (and, no, I haven’t played him before - though this will mark the fifth production of the play for me). Directed by my long time friend and colleague, Christopher DuVal, it looks to be a passionate, moving and exciting show. R&J opens July 7th and plays through August 10th on the Rippon stage.
Rounding out the season, are As You Like It and King Charles the Third on the University Theatre stage indoors and they promise to be outstanding and entertaining as well.
Come on down to Boulder: you won’t be sorry! For tickets and more info please go to coloradoshakes.org