"I wasn't setting out to say, 'You know, let's do a season that really focuses on women.' However, as the season began to develop, I leaned into it." There are two recurring themes running through the 42nd seasons of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. "The letter 'M,' perhaps?" asked Producing Artistic Director Charlie Fee. Indeed, ISF's first three productions of the season are Misery, Macbeth and Mama Mia. Bundle those with a new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and an added September production of the musical, Beehive, and Fee has curated a season of dramas and musicals that feature fascinating, strong roles for women—the second clear theme. "There's no question that we're focusing on very strong women characters," said...
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