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Rock Ledge hosts Theatreworks' annual 'Shakespeare at the Ranch' July 30-Aug. 22

       William Shakespeare is back for a sixth season at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.
       Theatreworks (the professional theater at UCCS) will present the Bard's “A Midsummer Night's Dream” in nightly shows July 30-Aug. 22 (Tuesdays through Saturdays).
       The performances will be inside a large tent set up by the pond and large meadow near the Rock Ledge House. Up to 180 seats will be available.
       As is typically the case with Theatreworks and Shakespeare, the play will be modernized to some extent. For example, the poster shows sneakers with wings on them. “Our production will feature contemporary costumes, and the fairies are likely to be seen hip-hopping through the woods,” director Murray Ross comments on the Theatreworks website.
       Shows start each night at 7:30 p.m.
       Reserved seats are $36 for adults, $18 for ages 17 and under. For more information, call 255-3232, e-mail tickets@theatreworkscs.org, or go to the website: theatreworkscs.org.
       Rock Ledge is a city-owned 1880s-style working ranch off Gateway Road and 30th Street. As in past years, the facility and Theatreworks will share the proceeds from “Dream” ticket sales, according to ranch manager Andy Morris.
       “Shakespeare at the Ranch,” as it's called, is a carryover from Theatreworks' lengthy previous tradition of annual outdoor shows downtown called “Shakespeare in the Park.”

Westside Pioneer article
(Posted 7/22/15; Outdoors Rock Ledge Ranch)

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