At THEATREWORKS our stars are professional actors and designers from around the country, playing alongside the finest talent in town—it’s one reason why we’re regularly honored as the best theatre in southern Colorado.

We produce a constellation of great plays, and each time you travel with us you’re in for a uniquely entertaining adventure. Our Prologue series brings distinguished and renowned luminaries from everywhere: it’s the best and brightest lineup in the country.

Take a peek at what’s happening in our house next season. Then join our wonderful extended family and make our house your home for truly magical evenings!

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AUGUST 1 - 24

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Cymbeline by William Shakespeare

directed by Murray Ross

All performances take place at Rock Ledge Ranch.

In Roman Britain, Renaissance Italy and western Wales, Shakespeare travels through time and space with a charming heroine, a wicked queen, a sinister seducer, a banished husband, a perfect clod and a visitor from Olympus. This is Shakespeare’s wildest and most enchanting romance, and the perfect tale for a Colorado summer night.
Read more about Cymbeline HERE.

 

Murray says: “We’ve wanted to do this play for ages! For many years Cymbeline lingered in obscurity, but it is now enjoying popular revivals.  It’s the last play printed in the Folio, where it was included as a tragedy.  It is not a tragedy! In fact it has one of the happiest endings in all of Shakespeare, but achieved only after poisoning, treachery, battles and a notable beheading. It is truly a play of wonders!”

 

PLANNING YOUR VISIT
6 pm Bring a picnic or enjoy a hot dog from Margo's Vienna Station and explore the Ranch.

6:45 pm Pre-show music performed by the cast

 

7 pm House opens

 

7:30 pm The show starts!

SHOW DATES & TIMES | August 1 - 24, 2013

Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

 

TICKETS | Reservations are strongly advised

Reserved: $35

Children under 16: $15

UCCS Students: FREE

Groups of 10 or more: $25

No children under 5 years old

 

LOCATION | Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

Visit the Rock Ledge Ranch website for detailed driving instructions.

 

 

EVERY NIGHT

Bring your family, picnics and lawn games and enjoy the Ranch before the show. The cast will be performing a few songs every night around 6:45pm, they're quite harmonious and not-to-be-missed! If you haven't been to Rock Ledge before, it is a true treat and a magical oasis.

PROLOGUE LECTURE

John Douglas Thompson

Sunday, August 4 at 2:30 pm | Centennial Auditorium

Thompson is considered the greatest Shakespearean Actor in America--and he'll be here to kick-off our Shakespeare Festival.

GARDEN PARTY AT FORESTEDGE
Sunday August 4 |
Join us for this very exclusive event at ForestEdge where we sip wine, wander the gardens and listen to the magical words of William Shakespeare read by some of your favorite actors.

 

MINI PROLOGUE LECTURE

Murray Ross

Saturday, August 10 at 6 pm | Rock Ledge Ranch (in the tent)

THEATREWORKS Artistic Director will talk about Cymbeline: why he loves it, what's going on and why it is rarely produced.

 

FREE HOT DOG TUESDAYS!

That's right, we'll buy you a hot dog from Margot's Vienna Station if you buy a ticket to a Tuesday night performance. (If you received a comp ticket, then the dog is on you.)

 

CAST

Cymbeline . . . . . Randy Moore*
Imogen . . . . . Susan Maris*
Posthumous/Cloten . . . . . Nick Henderson

Pisanio . . . . . Joe Discher*

Queen, Iachimo . . . . . Anthony Michael Martinez

Belarius, Philario . . . . . Tom Paradise

First Lord, Frenchman, Captain, Brother Ghost, Guiderius . . . . . Karl Brevik

Second Lord, Arviragus, Soldier, Brother Ghost . . . . . Erik Brevik
Helen, Cornelia, Mother Ghost . . . . . Erica Erickson
Jupiter . . . . . Mel Grier
Father Ghost, Lord . . . . . Steve Wallace

 

Design Team & Crew


Director
. . . . . Murray Ross

Assistant Director . . . . . Jeff Flygare

Stage Manager . . . . . Elise Jenkins*

Set Design . . . . . Murray Ross with Brantley Haines

Costume Design . . . . . Rose Hamilton

Lighting Design . . . . . Vance McKenzie
Assistant Stage Managers . . . . . Elise Jenkins, Lauren Eastlack

First Hand . . . . . Kristen Hinds

 

 

* Member of the Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

REVIEW from The Denver Post

REVIEW from The Gazette

REVIEW from Broadwayworld.com

 

ARTICLE from the Colorado Springs Independent

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Seven Guitars

by August Wilson

directed by Clinton Turner Davis

 

In a Pittsburgh tenement a charismatic and volatile blues singer fights for his dignity in a backyard full of song, dance, mystery, vegetables, gorgeous poetry, comedy and one doomed rooster.

 

Murray says: “August Wilson wrote ten plays (one for each decade) chronicling the lives of Black Americans in the 20th century—and we have produced three of them. It’s the greatest American dramatic achievement of the last century. Seven Guitars is my favorite; it is so rich in language, song, and character; it’s hilarious, sexy, sad and deeply affirmative. Daily struggle and magic ritual come together and transform a dusty patch into radiant life.”

Read more about Seven Guitars HERE.

SHOW DATES & TIMES | September 12 - 29, 2013

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday matinees (September 21 & 28) at 2:00 p.m

Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

 

TICKETS | Reservations are strongly advised

Reserved: $35

Children under 16: $15

UCCS Students: FREE

Groups of 10 or more: $25

No children under 5 years old

 

LOCATION | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

3955 Regent Circle

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

 

Click HERE for directions. THEATREWORKS is located on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus in University Hall (near the intersection of Union and Austin Bluffs).

FIRST FRIDAY TALKBACK

Friday, September 13

The director and actors will come back out on stage after the performance to talk about the production and answer YOUR questions!

 

FIRST SATURDAY GALA

Saturday, September 14

Free drinks and snacks for EVERYONE to celebrate opening weekend!

 

PROLOGUE LECTURE

Anthony Davis

Sunday, September 15 at 2:30 pm | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

He’s an esteemed virtuoso and he’ll be here to talk about the blues, and play some too.

 

ARTISTIC STAFF

Director . . . . . Clinton Turner Davis ***

Stage Manager . . . . . Tim Muldrew *

Set Designer . . . . . Jonathan Wentz

Costume Designer . . . . . Ashley Gamba

Lighting Designer . . . . . Matthew Adelson **

Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . Elise Jenkins

Props Master . . . . . Lara Maerz

Music Director . . . . . Joe Discher

 

CAST

Canewell . . . . . Donald Paul

Red Carter . . . . . Robb Douglas

Vera Dotson . . . . . Nambi E. Kelley *

Louise . . . . . Lynne Hastings

Hedley . . . . . Michael Broughton *

Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton . . . . . Calvin Thompson *

Ruby . . . . . Melissa Taylor

 

*Member of the Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

** Member of the United Scenic Artists

*** Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

 

ARTICLE from Broadwayworld.com

ARTICLE from The Gazette

ARTICLE from the Colorado Springs Independent

September 12 - 29, 2013

October 24 - November 10, 2013

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Death of a Salesman

by Arthur Miller

directed by Murray Ross

 

Willy Loman has spent his life following his dream, only to find himself lost, out of work and at odds with the son he most loves. Just possibly America’s greatest and most moving play.

Murray says: “We produced this play 22 years ago and it has stayed with me ever since; staging it again in our newer theater, starring the same wonderful actor (Chris Lowell) who is now the right age to play the part, is a gift from the gods. The Loman family is our family; we know them better than we know some of our relatives. We laugh with them, cry with them, and their words linger in our minds and hearts forever.”

 

Read more about Death of a Salesman HERE.

 

Death of a Salesman is generously sponsored by Ed and Mary Osborne.

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY TALKBACK

Friday, October 25

The director and actors will come back out on stage after the performance to talk about the production and answer YOUR questions!

 

FIRST SATURDAY GALA

Saturday, October 26

Free drinks and snacks for EVERYONE to celebrate opening weekend!

 

PROLOGUE LECTURES

Designing Salesman

Sunday, October 27 at 2:30 pm | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

Director Murray Ross will lead a roundtable discussion with our design team about how they approached this classic piece of American drama.

 

Brian MacDevitt

Sunday, November 10 at 2:30 pm | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

Death of Salesman has an illustrious design history and we are going to talk about it.  Tony Award winning lighting designer Brian MacDevitt will talk about designing it on the big stage.

 

ARTISTIC STAFF

Director . . . . . Murray Ross

Stage Manager . . . . . Tim Muldrew *

Set Designer . . . . . Jonathan Wentz

Costume Designer . . . . . Katherine Nowacki

Lighting Designer . . . . . Lloyd Sobel

Sound Designer . . . . . Breton Christopher

Props Master . . . . . Roy Ballard

Master Electrician . . . . . Lauren Eastlack

Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . Elise Jenkins

 

CAST

Willy Loman . . . . . Christopher Lowell*

Linda  . . . . . Sue Bachman

Happy  . . . . . Josh Sienkiewicz

Biff  . . . . . Jesse Wilson

Bernard . . . . . Phillip Gallegos

The Woman . . . . . Ashley Crockett

Charley . . . . . Sol Chavez

Uncle Ben . . . . . Tom Paradise

Howard Wagner . . . . . Greg Lanning

Jenny . . . . . Amy Haines

Stanley . . . . . Steven Schubin

Miss Forsythe . . . . . Jessica Parnello

Letta . . . . . Erica Erickson

 

*Member of the Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

 

ARTICLE from the Gazette

 

December 5 - 22, 2013

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It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

adapted by Joe Landry

directed by Geoffrey Kent

 

All his life George Bailey has given up his dreams to help others; now he’s ready to jump off a bridge in despair. Thank heavens second class angel Charles Odbody is there to save the day. Our version of the classic holiday film is staged as a 1940’s radio drama with a live audience (this means you), and we promise to warm your hearts all over again!

Murray says: “This is just great stuff. Most of us know the beloved film, and many of us return to it each holiday season. It’s a story of spiritual salvation that's touching without ever being sappy. We think it will make you feel even better when it comes alive as a radio play in our theatre, a familiar classic made completely new again. Guaranteed to warm your family’s hearts all season long.”


Ready more about
It's a Wonderful Life HERE.

SHOW DATES & TIMES | December 5 - 22, 2013

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday matinees (December 14 & 21) at 2:00 p.m

Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

 

TICKETS | Reservations are strongly advised

Reserved: $35

Children under 16: $15

UCCS Students: FREE

Groups of 10 or more: $25

No children under 5 years old

 

LOCATION | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

3955 Regent Circle

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

 

Click HERE for directions. THEATREWORKS is located on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus in University Hall (near the intersection of Union and Austin Bluffs).

FIRST FRIDAY TALKBACK

Friday, December 6

The director and actors will come back out on stage after the performance to talk about the production and answer YOUR questions!

 

FIRST SATURDAY GALA

Saturday, December 7

Free drinks and snacks for EVERYONE to celebrate opening weekend!

 

PROLOGUE LECTURE

Scott Simon

Sunday, December 8 at 2:30 pm | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

The anchor of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday is a master of storytelling for the radio - he’ll be here to share secrets of the craft!

ARTISTIC STAFF

Director . . . . . Geoffrey Kent**

Set Design . . . . . Jo Winiarski ***

Costume Design . . . . . Roselaine Fox

Lighting Design . . . . . Vance McKenzie

Sound Design . . . . . William Burns

Musical Director . . . . . Mark Armest

Stage Manager . . . . . Tim Muldrew*

Props Master . . . . . Roy Ballard

Master Electrician . . . . . Alex Ruhlin

Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . Elise Jenkins

 

CAST

Freddie Filmore . . . . . Logan Ernstthal*

Jake Laurents . . . . . John DiAntonio*

Sally Applewhite . . . . . Becca Vourvoulas

Lana Sherwood . . . . . Kate Gleason*

Harry "Jazzbo" Heywood . . . . . Sammie Joe Kinnett

Foley/Music Director . . . . . Mark Arnest

 

*Member of the Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

** Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

*** Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA of the IATSE

 

REVIEW from the Colorado Springs Independent

REVIEW from Broadwayworld.com

 

ARTICLE from The Gazette

 

 

January 23 - February 9, 2014

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The Weir

by Conor McPherson
directed by Joseph Discher

 

Come into our pub for a pint and spooky stories told by local lads to entertain and impress an attractive new resident of their remote village. Then the young woman has a story of her own, and that changes everything. A spellbinding play by a modern Irish master.

It’s a dark and stormy evening in rural Ireland, and as usual it’s slow business in the pub. Just three men talking about the broken tractor, the German tourists, the horse races, and whether or not to have another pint. Then in comes the young woman who has bought the house at the top of the hill, escorted by the realtor who is showing her around. And soon the men are showing off a bit, telling ghost stories, each one a little more wild and compelling than the one before. The place is beginning to feel a bit haunted. Then it turns out the woman has a ghost story of her own, which changes everything. So it goes in Conor McPherson’s play.

Murray says: “Conor McPherson is one of three contemporary geniuses of the Irish theatre, and his plays are grounded in stories which come out of the land: swirled with booze, and reaching for the stars. This is a play about men living on haunted ground, and you will find yourself clutching your heart while the hair rises on the back of your necks.  A sensation not to be missed.”

Read more about The Weir HERE.

This production is generously sponsored by the Bob Johnson Memorial Fund.

SHOW DATES & TIMES | January 23 - February 9, 2014

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday matinees (February 1 & 8) at 2:00 p.m

Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

 

TICKETS | Reservations are strongly advised

Reserved: $35

Children under 16: $15

UCCS Students: FREE

Groups of 10 or more: $25

No children under 5 years old, not recommended for children under 13.

LENGTH | 100 minutes, no intermission

 

LOCATION | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

3955 Regent Circle

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

 

Click HERE for directions. THEATREWORKS is located on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus in University Hall (near the intersection of Union and Austin Bluffs).

FIRST FRIDAY TALKBACK

Friday, January 24

The director and actors will come back out on stage after the performance to talk about the production and answer YOUR questions!

 

FIRST SATURDAY GALA

Saturday, January 25

Free drinks and snacks for EVERYONE to celebrate opening weekend!

 

PROLOGUE LECTURE

Booze Roundtable

Sunday, January 26 at 2:30 pm | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

We’ll talk about the history of whiskey and try some locally distilled samples.

ARTISTIC STAFF

Director . . . . . Joseph Discher **

Set Design . . . . . Jonathan Wentz

Costume Design . . . . . Jan Avramov

Lighting Design . . . . . Matthew Adelson ***

Sound Design  . . . . . Alex Ruhlin

Stage Manager . . . . . Denise Cardarelli *

Props Master . . . . . Roy Ballard

Master Electrician . . . . . Alex Ruhlin

Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . Elise Jenkins

Assistant to the Director . . . . . Jen Jones

CAST

Brendan . . . . . Andy Sturt

Finbar . . . . . Joe Discher *

Jack . . . . . Michael Augenstein

Jim . . . . . Patrick Toon *

Valerie . . . . . Mandy Olsen *

 

*Member of the Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

** Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

*** Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA of the IATSE.

 

REVIEW from The Gazette

REVIEW from The Denver Post

REVIEW from the Colorado Springs Independent
REVIEW from BroadwayWorld.com
REVIEW from Theatre Colorado

 

ARTICLE from our Newsletter

ARTICLE from the Gazette

ARTICLE from the Colorado Springs Independent

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UCCS STUDENT PRODUCTION: Woyzeck

by Georg Buchner
directed by Kevin Landis

 

A poor young soldier living with his mistress and unblessed child spirals downward into jealousy, apocalyptic visions and murder in a series of astonishing and haunting scenes— a classic of German theatre.

Murray says, “Buchner is one of the great prodigies of drama—dying young and leaving behind fragments of a remarkable genius. Woyzeck has been called a working class tragedy, but it is also a work of hallucinatory power. This is one of the most beautiful and gripping nightmares ever written for the stage.”

Read more about Woyzeck HERE.

SHOW DATES & TIMES | March 6 - 16, 2014

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m

Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

 

TICKETS | Reservations are strongly advised

Reserved: $15

UCCS Students: FREE

Not recommended for children under 16.

 

LOCATION | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

3955 Regent Circle

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

 

Click HERE for directions. THEATREWORKS is located on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus in University Hall (near the intersection of Union and Austin Bluffs).

FIRST FRIDAY TALKBACK

Friday, March 7

The director and actors will come back out on stage after the performance to talk about the production and answer YOUR questions!

 

FIRST SATURDAY GALA

Saturday, March 8

Free drinks and snacks for EVERYONE to celebrate opening weekend!

 

PROLOGUE LECTURE

Robert VonDassanowsky and Kevin Landis

Sunday, March 9 at 2:30 pm | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

Two UCCS scholars put the play in context during a discussion of German Expressionism and Romanticism.

UCCS STUDENT SHOW: March 6 - 16, 2014

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Venus in Fur
by David Ives
directed by Murray Ross

 

A domineering director has finished a long day of auditioning for his adaptation of a classic erotic novel when a mysterious woman arrives with a large bag. So begins a hilarious and very sexy ninety minutes of close encounters that will leave you worshiping the goddess.

Murray says: “This is the funniest and hottest play written in many a year. Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch’s famous novel first put sex and pain together, and in some relationships they are still close. David Ives is one of our wittiest playwrights and this very intimate show turns up the heat and turns on the fun--it is positively sensational and just a little dangerous. Gentlemen, choose your theatre date carefully! Ladies,  tonight you know you can impose your will!”

 

This production contains adult language and material, not recommended for children under 16.

Read more about Venus in Fur HERE.

SHOW DATES & TIMES | March 20 - April 13, 2014

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday matinees (March 29, April 5 and April 12) at 2:00 p.m

Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

 

TICKETS | Reservations are strongly advised

Reserved: $35

UCCS Students: FREE

Groups of 10 or more: $25

No children under 5 years old, not recommended for children under 16.

 

LOCATION | 527 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

 

Click HERE for directions.

FIRST FRIDAY TALKBACK

Friday, March 21

The director and actors will come back out on stage after the performance to talk about the production and answer YOUR questions!

 

FIRST SATURDAY GALA

Saturday, March 22

Free drinks and snacks for EVERYONE to celebrate opening weekend!

 

PROLOGUE LECTURE

Mistress Djuna

Sunday, March 23 at 2:30 pm | 527 S. Tejon

We’ve invited a leading dominatrix to show us her ropes.

March 20 - April 13, 2014

April 24 - May 11, 2014

Servant of Two Masters
by Carlo Goldoni

 

It’s a tough gig satisfying even one demanding boss, let alone two— especially when neither master knows you’re doing double duty. On a perpetually empty stomach, Truffaldino pulls off the impossible in a sidesplitting classic.

Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters (1745) was set in Venice, Italy. This new adaption is also set in Venice—Venice Beach that is, c. 1955. Murray says, “We’re trading the gondolas and masks for beatniks, bongos and bikinis. This is great comedy, driven by two strong eternal forces in our lives: food and love. Those forces were fully in play when I was growing up in Southern California, and I think we can have a lot of fun with them on muscle beach... It’s really commedia dell’arte meets doo-wop. It’s pure happiness.”

Read more about The Servant of Two Masters HERE.

This production is generously sponsored by Craig and Judy Carnick.

 
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