Archive for June, 2010
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It seems that everything old is new again, a saying that rang true as the Idaho Shakespeare Festival opened its 34th season on June 5 with a remounting of director Charlie Fee’s magical mystery “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
With the production in its fourth incarnation, it’s fair to question why Fee continues to revisit the concept. The answer is easy: It’s good, the actors excel in the roles and people love it.
Before stepping on stage, Eduardo Placer takes a deep breath, crosses himself, then exhales. He only gets nervous when his parents are in the audience, he says, but he likes to stay on his toes.
“Once it starts, whatever’s going to happen, is going to happen,” he says. “It keeps me a little off center because I never want to feel too comfortable.”
The Idaho Shakespeare Festival opened a surprising, irreverent, clever “Bat Boy: The Musical” June 13 to a lightly filled amphitheater.
OK, so you’ve never heard of “Bat Boy.” Don’t let that stop you. This excellent production definitely is worth the gamble.
It is a departure for the Festival, which has produced pretty mainstream musicals in the past. Think “Twilight” meets “Little Shop of Horrors.”
Thanks to Idaho Statesman and photographer Katharine Jones!
Sign-Interpreted performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on June 29th! Check out this awesome video of the synopsis and also enjoy videos about the ISF experience and other shows this season to be interpreted. Many thanks to Ruth Anna Spooner, Holly Thomas-Mowery, LaVona Andrew, Steve Snow, Susan Randall and Boise State’s University Television Production program for their hard work in making these videos come to life.
Our deep gratitude to the generous supporters who make “Signing Shakespeare” possible: The Deaf Center of Idaho, John William Jackson Fund and The Bahner Fiedler Charitable Trust.
BOISE — Even among William Shakespeare’s numerous comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” contains comedic power with few rivals. And this year, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival has presented a smart and side-splittingly funny version set not in ancient Athens, but in the 1960s.