Idaho Shakespeare Festival season tickets are on sale now through Dec. 31 at early-bird prices. You can save up to 40 percent for general, depending on the package you choose, and even more for student packages. Visit IdahoShakespeare.org for more information.
The Classic package is $122 for three shows, $143 for four and $164 for all five on the weekends; it is $102, $123 and $143, respectively, for weekday performances. Student packages are $45 for three, $55 for four and $60 for five. There also are deals on the boxes. Click here to purchase.
Here’s the 39th season lineup:
The thriller “Dial M For Murder” will open the season May 30. Producing artistic director Charlie Fee directs Frederick Knott’s play that inspired the 1954 film noir classic.
Director Drew Barr returns to ISF after directing productions of “War Horse” in Holland and Australia. He takes on Shakespeare’s magical romance “The Tempest,” which opens June 6.
Next up is “The Secret Garden,” directed by Victoria Bussert. It’s the tale of a young girl who finds hope and heals tragedy in a forgotten garden. It opens July 4.
Shakespeare’s ultimate tragedy “King Lear” will balance out the repertory season. Joe Hanreddy, who directed “King Richard III” in 2013, returns to direct.It opens Aug. 8.
September brings another musical directed by Bussert: “The Fantasticks.” One of the most popular musicals in history, it played Off Broadway from 1960-2006. The revival opened in 2010 and still is on the boards. It opens Sept. 5.