by William Shakespeare
Something wicked this way comes…Shakespeare’s vivid tragedy Macbeth probes the depths of pure evil, blind ambition, and raw power. The play is dominated by its title character and his single-minded pursuit of the Scottish throne. Primitive forces of darkness, wind, fire, and the supernatural manifest as fog, thunder, lightning, and rain contained in our tent under the stars. What could be better than this?
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer,
& Jess Winfield
A hysterical, madcap condensation of all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in under two hours, this audience favorite will delight Shakespeare novices and experts alike. It’s an irreverent, fast-paced rollercoaster of a play and a perfect night of fun!
In honor of THEATREWORKS founder Murray Ross’ love of Shakespeare and dream of a summer festival, we are expanding our popular Summer Shakespeare repertoire this year with two productions under one tent! In addition to these classic works, pop-up performances from our summer camp students will add to the festival fun.
by Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Nambi Kelley
Lorraine Hansberry’s revelatory masterpiece canonized her place in the civil rights movement and electrified generations of activists and artists alike. In a small tenement on Chicago’s South Side, a family awaits a check that will make all their dreams come true. Momma wants a nice house, Beneatha wants to go to medical school, and Walter Lee schemes to buy a liquor store. With gentrification happening in neighborhoods all around us, Raisin is as powerful, thought-provoking, and timely as it was in 1959.
by Charles Dickens,
adapted by Murray Ross
An essential holiday classic—and back by popular demand—THEATREWORKS is proud to present Murray Ross’ 2016 adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Based on Dickens’ classic novel, this joyous production traces money-hoarding Scrooge’s overnight journey to redemption and illuminates the true meaning of the holiday season. A holiday treat for the entire family!
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness a new work commissioned by THEATREWORKS from award-winning playwright, rapper, essayist, and poet Idris Goodwin. Idris is one of most dynamic and innovative playwrights in the country, and his works cover the most pressing issues facing our life and local community today.
by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
In this fun, campy musical based on a 1960s cult classic horror film, nerdy floral clerk Seymour cultivates a saucy, R&B-singing Venus fly trap-like plant, which he names for his beloved co-worker Audrey. Everything seems great, until the plant’s devious plans threaten to ruin everything. This sci-fi smash hit will have you singing in the aisles.
This special staged reading will connect THEATREWORKS, UCCS, and our community with an eclectic mix of art, theatre, dance, politics, and ritual. Lysistrata is a raucous, bawdy comedy that has stood the test of time with its sharp insight and wild humor. The play follows the title character’s clever mission to end war by persuading the women of Greece to withhold sex from their husbands until the men agree to make peace. Will peace prevail, or does her plan just inflame the battle between the sexes?
UCCS Student Production
by María Irene Fornés
What of the Night? is an epic tour of 20th century poverty and greed, seen through the eyes of one of America’s greatest playwrights. Gritty, imagistic, and bordering on magical, María Irene Fornés’ lush play shines a light on some hard realities while celebrating tenacity and human survival. The Pulitzer Prize-nominated play features the students of the UCCS Theatre and Dance program.
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