Colorado Shakespeare Festival postponed due to the coronavirus

Colorado Shakespeare Festival announced Friday that due to the coronavirus it would no longer continue its 2020 summer season at the University of Colorado Boulder. Despite all spring events hosted by the College of Music and Department of Theatre & Dance being canceled, CSF had initially planned on continuing its longtime tradition of theater under the stars and taking extra precautions regarding sanitization.

“It was a very easy decision to make from a health and safety standpoint,” said Tim Orr, producing artistic director. “It was an extremely hard decision to make knowing how many artists are losing jobs and income because of this.”

The festival, originally scheduled from June to August, was set to include performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “All’s Well That Ends Well,” “Coriolanus” and “Pericles.” The season is now planned for 2021.

“The first day of work was approaching — May 12,” Orr said. “Much of our company comes here from out of state and were anticipating a place to live in Boulder this summer. Holding out on them any longer wasn’t right.”

While CSF has no definite plans to offer virtual performances, company members are discussing ways to deliver engaging content this summer.

Read more on our sister site The Boulder Daily Camera.

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