Kick off the 60th season of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival with Dartmouth alumni and friends for an opening night performance of The Taming of the Shrew. This zany Shakespearian comedy is set in swinging 1940s New York City and features Kate, a plucky pilot who’s just returned from the fray of World War II, and her stubborn match, Petruchio. On the vibrant streets of Little Italy, the two duke it out in a battle of wits, dance the night away and discover, against all odds, a mutual respect that’s almost like being in love.

Brett Gamboa
Brett Gamboa

Before the performance, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and receive a drink ticket for a complimentary glass of beer or wine at the performance. After dinner, Brett Gamboa, assistant professor of English, will provide a thought-provoking commentary on The Taming of the Shrew and offer insights into how theater companies tend to approach the play. A director and scholar, Gamboa focuses his research on Shakespeare’s plays in performance. He has written numerous articles on the topic, and is currently writing a book about doubling roles on Shakespeare’s stage. The conversation will continue during a reception immediately following his talk.

Please RSVP by May 1, as tickets will not be available after that date.

5 p.m.        Registration and welcome
5:15 p.m.   Dinner buffet
6 p.m.        Presentation with Professor Gamboa
7:15 p.m.   Head to theater for performance at Colorado Shakespeare Festival
8 p.m.        Performance of Taming of the Shrew
Pricing (seating chart
Gold Circle: $95.00
Orchestra 1: $87.00
Orchestra 2: $80.00
Orchestra 3: $70.00
Orchestra 4: $60.00
Young Alumni (2006-2016): $35.00

Faculty Talk and Reception:
University of Colorado Boulder Recreation Center
Ice Overlook Large Meeting Room
1855 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80309
Directions to Recreation Center 

Performance of Taming of the Shrew:
Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre
Directions to Theater 

This event is hosted by Dartmouth Alumni Relations in partnership with the Dartmouth Association of the Rocky Mountains. To learn more about Dartmouth on Location programs, please contact us at 603-646-9159 or