Romeo & Juliet Opens March 25, 2022

Join us for a night of Shakespearean love and scorn at our annual fundraising gala!

The Boise Bard Players will be hosting our Annual Fundraiser on February 25th at Mad Swede Brewing on Cole Road.

With an ambitious $66,000 season budget, we need community support now more than ever! Our goal for the 2023 season is to quadruple our artist stipends to provide a working wage and keep local artists local.

With the help of our season sponsors and Patreon supporters, we have already raised $8,500—about 13% to our goal!

Join us for a night of light refreshments and a live auction, showcasing items from businesses and individuals across the Treasure Valley.  

In true Boise Bard fashion, there will be entertainment to show you the artistry you are supporting. Help us continue to make Shakespeare and other classics economically and emotionally accessible to Boise and beyond!

Event Information

Tickets: $20 entry (Includes light refreshments)

Saturday, February 25, 2023
6:00-9:00 pm

Pizza from Fire Giant’s Pizza Forge will be available for purchase. Beer and cider will be available for purchase for guests 21+.

All ages welcome.
Dress code: Casual (Or as fancy as you please!)


Mad Swede Brewing Company
2772 South Cole Road
Boise, ID 83709

Don’t miss BBP’s first live auction!

Don’t miss Treefort passes, Chandler’s, original art and private performances… Check out all we’ve got and get your tickets ASAP!

The Evening

Ben Kemper
Keynote Speaker

Ben Kemper, Storyteller

Ben Kemper is an actor with The Boise Bard Players and storyteller extraordinaire. He has traveled around the world telling stories to audiences, and we are honored to have him as part of our story.

You may recognize Ben from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2021) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (2022). He will also be in our upcoming production of Hamlet at the Old Penitentiary.


Live Auction

Wine Toss

Tarot Readings


“Drunk Shakespeare” Performance

And More!


Caprese Skewers

Bacon-wrapped Water Chestnuts

Italian Meatballs

Fire Giant Pizza Forge 
(for purchase)

Mad Swede Beer & Cider
(for purchase)

Help us fund our 2023 Season!

We’re committed to producing our 2023 Season, consisting of Hamlet at the Old Penitentiary, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Measure for Measure. 

We know Shakespeare can sound like a foreign language at times, so our goal is to bridge the 400 year gap from Shakespeare’s day to ours by focusing on each and every word in the plays we produce. What we lack in lights, elaborate sets, and fantastical costumes, we make up for in focus on the language—the true star of these plays.


While the Bard’s words are timeless, it takes a considerable amount of work to exceptionally perform them for our times. Help us continue the cultural journey of discovering what Shakespeare means to us today.


Money raised from both the ticket sales to the fundraiser and the sale of auction items goes directly to producing our 2023 Season and offering artists a working wage.

Special Thanks

2023 Season Sponsors


Dr. Rick Capezza


Mad Swede Logo

Robert J. Williams and Idaho Legal Solutions, PLLC


Patreon Supporters

The Rabble

Chad Shohet
Danny Vogt
Edith Grace
Erin Chancer
Hannah Thomas
Joanne Smith Gray
Joe Colletti
Juliana Giovannini
Rob F
Tiffany Eller

The Hautboys

Andre Banks
Jessica Morris & Ben Burdick
Joe Golden
Nova Calverley-Chase

Peter Fridel
Rebecca McKay
Sandi Augsburger
Will Hudson

The Attendants

Charlie Gibson
Diane Clayton
Elizabeth Greeley
Lane Blackmer
Lex Gonzalez

Mr. & Mrs. Garth F. Hopson
Stephanie Baird
Terri Dillion