Psycho beaches, Ludlow and Samuel Beckett: TheatreWorks' new season


Last night, TheatreWorks announced its line-up for the 2014-2015 season. Expect some pretty out-there shows; one based on the Ludlow Massacre co-created by Brian Freeland and Murray Ross; and an exciting lineup of Prologue Lecture speakers, several of which wrote the plays themselves.

Without further ado:

As You Like It, July 31- Aug. 23
Take a break from summer in the city, and come to our tent in beautiful Rock Ledge Ranch. You’ll follow the fortunes of two women and a clown fleeing a corrupt court to seek new life in the great outdoors. Shakespeare’s great romantic comedy is a feast of language, song, and freedom featuring the fabulous Rosalind, the girl dressed like a boy who teaches the boy how to get the girl. No one does it better!

Ludlow, 1914, Sept. 11-28
A group of players telling the story of an infamous incident find themselves facing unexpected difficulties. On the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre, we team up with Denver’s LIDA Project to create a brand new play. Special appearances by Mother Jones, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and General Palmer, along with some wonderful music and several miners dead and alive.

Psycho Beach Party, Oct. 23-Nov. 9
All the sweet nerdy Chicklet wants to do is learn how to surf, apart from those strange blackouts and dreams of world domination. Could she really be the demon barber of Malibu? Grab your bongos and hit the beach on Halloween with this hilarious shotgun marriage of Gidget and Alfred Hitchcock. Surf’s up!

The Lying Kind, Dec. 4-21
On Christmas Eve, two kindly constables must inform an elderly couple their daughter has been killed in a motor accident. You can’t begin to imagine the complications which follow. we revive the play which might be the funniest show we’ve ever produced—a diabolical comedy full of very bad news and real holiday cheer.

Detroit, Jan. 22-Feb. 8, 2015
Steaks are sizzling in a backyard as a couple gets together with their neighbors, and soon it’s not just the grill that’s blazing. we’re excited to present this terrific new play, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, which begins like a sitcom and spirals into a suburban bacchanal. It’s a funny, disturbing and indelible portrait of life in an economic downturn. You will recognize these people; they may be living next door. Make sure your fire extinguishers are charged.

UCCS Student Production: The Shadow, March 5-15, 2015
Once upon a time, in a land far away, a young scholar falls hopelessly in love with a beautiful princess. Yes, this rollicking and rarely performed play is a fairy tale, but a with twist. A corrupt government plots against the poor scholar and enlists his shadow to do dastardly things. will it all end happily ever after?
Happy Days, March 19-April 5, 2015
Somewhere in Colorado Springs our most celebrated artist, Floyd Tunson, is creating a small mountain from found materials. half buried on top is winnie, and she has a lot to tell you, thanks to the incomparable genius of Samuel Beckett. Prepare yourself for an experience like no other—a devastating masterpiece that leaves you walking on air.

The Liar, April 23-May 10, 2015
A charming young man comes to Paris and immediately falls in love. he’s a moral zero with an unmatched gift for stretching the truth. In no time he’s spinning amazing yarns and sending his love play into outer space. This zesty new adaptation of a French classic is like springtime in Paris—full of wit, elegant dresses, fancy lace, a twisting plot, lies of genius and true love at last.

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