Idaho Shakespeare Festival

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There is something about the sweet summer-evening air and the surrounding hills and forests that lend a little bit of magic to the theater experience at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival.

Throughout the summer season, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival presents professional-level live theater in a state-of-the-art outdoor venue located on a bank of the Boise River in a park among natural wetlands.

A season of five plays runs from the end of May to the end of September. And, despite lending the Bard’s name to the festival, only one of the five this year is a Shakespeare play (Macbeth).

Theatergoers often order food from the on-site café or bring their own and dine before and during the play. Wine and beer are welcome and are sold at the café as well.

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