Past Plays

Plays of Idaho Shakespeare Festival 1977 - Present


Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater and Reserve

2014
Deathtrap by Ira Levin
As You Like It
Les Misérables a new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical epic. Based on a novel by Victor Hugo.
Merry Wives of Windsor
Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

2013
Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward
Much Ado About Nothing
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler
King Richard III
Idaho Theater for Youth- Air Heart by Dwayne Blackaller
Shakespearience- Much Ado About Nothing 

2012
Romeo and Juliet

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

The Imaginary Invalid adapted from Molière by Oded Gross and Tracy Young. Original music by Paul James Prendergast. Lyrics by Oded Gross, Paul James Prendergast and Tracy Young

The Winter’s Tale

Noises Off by Michael Frayn

2011
The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

Cabaret book by Joe Masterof; based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood; music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb

The Taming of the Shrew

The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow. From the novel by John Buchan. From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock

Shakespearience – Twelfth Night

Idaho Theater for Youth – Hansel & Gretel’s Grimm Tale by E. Gray Simons III and Tara Franklin

2010
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Bat Boy: The Musical story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde

Othello

The Woman in Black by Stephen Malatratt based on the novel by Susan Hill

Shakespearience—Othello

Idaho Theater for Youth—Aesop’s Network: Broadcasting Theatrical Fables by E . Gray Simons II

2009
The Comedy of Errors

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

The Mystery of Edwin Drood a musical by Rupert Holmes

Twelfth Night

A Tuna Christmas by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard

Shakespearience—A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Idaho Theater for Youth—The Wind in the Willows by Eric Schmiedl adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame

2008
All’s Well that Ends Well

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Into the Woods book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Macbeth

Greater Tuna by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard

Shakespearience—Hamlet

Idaho Theater for Youth—Tomás and the Library Lady by José Cruz González, music and lyrics by José Cruz González, musical arrangements by Adam Jacobsen

2007
Hay Fever by Noël Coward
The Tempest

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

Measure for Measure

Little Shop of Horrors book and lyrics by H oward Ashman, music by Alan Menken

Shakespearience—Much Ado About Nothing

Idaho Theater for Youth—The Boxcar Children adapted for the stage by Barbara Field from the book by Gertrude Chandler Warner

2006

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum book by Bert Shevelove & Larry Gelbart, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, originally produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince

Love’s Labor’s Lost

Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw

Romeo and Juliet

The Spitfire Grill music and book by James Valcq, lyrics and book by Fred Alley, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff

Shakespearience—The Tempest

Idaho Theater for Youth—Feather on the Sea by James Racheff

2005

The Taming of the Shrew

She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum book by Bert Shevelove & Larry Gelbart, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, originally produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince

King Lear

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, co-production with Boise Contemporary Theater and Portland Stage Company

Shakespearience—The Taming of the Shrew

Idaho Theater for Youth—Dreams of a Bird Woman by Mark Rosenwinkel

2004

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

As You Like It

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Julius Caesar

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music by Jimmy Roberts

Shakespearience—Romeo and Juliet

Idaho Theater for Youth—The Three Questions by Micki Panttaja, adapted from the original by Leo Tolstoy

2003

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Comedy of Errors

Henry V

The Fantasticks book & lyrics by T om Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt

Shakespearience—The Comedy of Errors

Idaho Theater for Youth—Moss Gown adapted by Micki Panttaja from the original by William H. Hooks, music by Chris Limber

2002

Much Ado About Nothing

Arms and The Man by George Bernard Shaw

Twelfth Night

Macbeth

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner

Shakespearience—As You Like It

Idaho Theater for Youth—Jack Frost by James Still

2001—25th Anniversary

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Amadeus by Peter Shaffer

Much Ado About Nothing

Hamlet

Forever Plaid written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross, musical continuity supervision and arrangements by James Raitt

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

Shakespearience—Hamlet

Idaho Theater for Youth—Tiny Fiend and the Strong Ball by Maria Headley

2000

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas, adapted by Linda Alper, Douglas Langworthy and Penny Metropulos

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Othello

Pump Boys and Dinettes conceived and written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel & Jim Wann

Shakespearience—Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night

Idaho Theater for Youth–Bremen Town Blues by Mark Rosenwinkel

 

 

  1999
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Scapin by Molière, translated by Shelley Berc & Andrei Belgrader, original music and lyrics by Rusty Magee
The Winter’s Tale
Titus Andronicus
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield
Shakespearience—The Two Gentlemen of Verona 

1998
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Romeo and Juliet
Cymbeline

Shakespearience—Romeo and Juliet

Park Center

1997
Private Lives by Noël Coward

The Merchant of Venice

The Taming of the Shrew

Macbeth

Shakespearience—A Midsummer Night’s Dream

1996—20th Anniversary

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Tempest

Twelfth Night

Shakespearience—Macbeth

1995

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Love’s Labor’s Lost

Henry IV, Part One

Henry IV, Part Two

Shakespearience—Twelfth Night

1994

Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

Much Ado About Nothing

Julius Caesar

As You Like It

Shakespearience—A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Christmas Carol adapted by Richard Hellesen & David de Berry

1993

Quilters by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tartuffe by Molière

The Comedy of Errors

Shakespearience—Romeo and Juliet

A Christmas Carol adapted by Richard Hellesen & David de Berry

1992

Romeo and Juliet

The Taming of the Shrew

Richard III

Scapino! by Frank Dunlop & Jim Dale

Shakespearience

1991—15th Anniversary

The Tempest

Twelfth Night

Macbeth’

A Woman of Means by R.N. Sandberg

Shakespearience

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

1990

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merchant of Venice

Henry VIII

A Woman of Means by R.N. Sandberg

Shakespearience

The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder

1989

Much Ado About Nothing

Troilus and Cressida

Richard II

Waiting for the Parade by John Murrell

Shakespearience

A Touch of the Poet by Eugene O’Neill

1988

As You Like It

Measure for Measure

Titus Andronicus

Quilters by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek

Shakespearience

What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton

Macbeth

1987

Romeo and Juliet

The Comedy of Errors

Pericles

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Mark Rosenwinkel

Mark Twain, Hisownself adapted by Cynthia Gaede & Dan Peterson

Shakespearience

1986—10th Anniversary

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Othello

All’s Well that Ends Well

Pendragon by Don Nigro

Shakespearience

1985

Richard III

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Winter’s Tale

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Robin Hood by Don Nigro

1984

King Lear

The Taming of the Shrew

Robin Hood by Don Nigro

The World of Shakespeare

Billy Bishop Goes to War by John Gray

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You by Christopher Durang

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

The Plantation

1983

Henry IV, Part One

Love’s Labor’s Lost

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It

1982 

Hamlet

Twelfth Night

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

1981—5th Anniversary 

The Tempest

Much Ado About Nothing

As You Like It

One Capital Center

 1980 

The Comedy of Errors

The Taming of the Shrew

The Merchant of Venice

1979 

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Romeo and Juliet

1978 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

1977 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream