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"Coriolanus" is one of Shakespeare's last tragedies. The play tells the story of Caius Marcius Coriolanus, a Roman general of the 5th century B.C. (Historians still debate whether Coriolanus was a real historical figure, a legend, or something of both.)
Coriolanus is catapulted to fame by an impressive military victory, but his disdain for the Plebeians and the whole concept of popular rule wins him enemies as well. When his enemies get the upper hand, he is banished from Rome.
In revenge, he turns to the foreign foes he recently defeated and offers to the lead them in a fresh assault on Rome. This leads to panic in Rome, eloquent entreaties, reversals of fortune, and -- you guessed it -- Shakespearean tragedy.
This play will be performed at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival this summer. We'll post that performance as a separate event for those who are interested in buying tickets and attending.
Who wants to see "Coriolanus" at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder? If you're interested, please RSVP by Sunday, May 8, so Dan can buy the tickets.
As of this writing (May 4), there are four tickets left at $22 apiece and lots of tickets available at $52 apiece. It looks like the "ticketing fee" is $5, so you'll need to mentally add that to the price of your ticket. (To see where the seats are, check out the screenshot below, in the "Photos" section. The yellow dots are the $22 tickets and the green dots are $52 tickets. There are also $52 tickets available in the front row of the balcony -- not pictured.)
When you RSVP, please indicate whether you'd prefer a $22 seat (if still available) or a $52 seat. Dan will get things figured out, collect money (Venmo/Paypal), and buy the tickets.
Note that this is an AFTERNOON, INDOOR performance at University Theater. It's on the CU campus, just like the outdoor performances, but it's in the theater building.
One final note: We originally thought "Coriolanus" was being performed in June, but it's actually being performed in July. That's why we're reading and discussing the play a full month before seeing the performance. Sorry about that!