The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Aug. 2, 7 p.m., various dates through Aug. 25, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3105 Gateway Road, $38.50, free for UCCS students, theatreworkscs.org.
ach year, UCCS’ professional theater company TheatreWorks
stages a Shakespeare classic at Rock Ledge Ranch, kind of a “Shakespeare in the Park” situation with a gorgeous setting and of course that delightfully high TheatreWorks production value. This year, they’re pulling double duty and not only staging the classic tale of Macbeth
, but also a wildly popular and hysterical farce: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
. As it says on the tin, this play manages to condense all 37 of The Bard’s works into less than two hours of fast-paced theater, with only three actors scripted for countless roles, making rapid costume switches and overall delighting audiences. Be prepared for a tiny bit of audience participation, and come back to the ranch for a more traditional play in Macbeth
, running through Aug. 26.