Theater Company of Lafayette

Happenings in July!

Theater Company of Lafayette and Longmont Theatre Company’s Taste of Shakespeare present

William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

Directed by Brett Landis

July 21-August 12, 2018

 

Prospera, the exiled duchess of Milan, has been living on a deserted island with her daughter Miranda and the half-human Caliban. Possessing magical abilities to control the many spirits of the island, including Ariel, Prospera causes a ship carrying the men who exiled her, including her own brother Antonio, the King of Naples Alonso, and his sister Sebastian, to wreck on the shores of her island. Alonso’s son Ferdinand finds himself falling in love with Miranda; Antonio and Sebastian plot to murder Alonso; and Caliban, with the help of two fools Trinculo and Stephano attempt to take over the island. With the spirits, Prospera wrestles within herself to decide if she will use her magical powers to exact revenge on her enemies or begin a new life back in Milan.

All shows are FREE!

“The Tempest” opens at the Mary Miller Theater on July 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Performance locations, dates, and times are below. For outdoor performances, please bring chairs, or other seating, sunscreen, bug repellent, beverages, and whatever else you need to enjoy a lovely outdoor performance.

Date Time Location
Saturday, July 21, 2018 7:30 PM INDOORS. Mary Miller Theater, Lafayette [MAP]
Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:00 PM OUTDOORS. Whitetail Park, Lafayette [MAP]
Saturday, July 28, 2018 6:00 PM OUTDOORS. Frasier Meadows Retirement Community – Center Courtyard. Boulder. [MAP] Best entrance is in back, on the east side.
Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:00 PM OUTDOORS. Mira Vista Ranch, south of Longmont on US-287. [MAP]
Saturday, August 4, 2018 7:30 PM INDOORS. Longmont Theatre Company, Longmont [MAP]
Sunday, August 5, 2018 2:00 PM INDOORS. Longmont Theatre Company, Longmont [MAP]
Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:00 PM OUTDOORS. Mead city park, Mead [MAP]
Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:00 PM OUTDOORS. Roosevelt Park Rose Garden, Longmont [MAP]

 

Free Play Reading – July 22 at 7:30 p.m.

 

A Midsummer Night’s Scream will present staged readings of four plays that will appear in a new play festival in January.  The audience will have an opportunity to give feedback to the playwrights before the scripts are fully produced.

When Pigs Fly by David Golden: A disillusioned screenwriter, Mooney, has retreated to a farmhouse.  When his agent visits, she learns that Mooney has discovered that screaming is not only therapeutic, it reveals the magic of the universe.

Blind Date by Stuart Ostfeld:  Selfie/Smartphone obsessed friends attempt to fix their shy buddy Ed up with a date.  It doesn’t go well.

The Depths of Human Suffering by Emily Golden: Ed has given up his job to pursue his passion for painting.  HIs wife is completely supportive until she realizes that Ed may have oversold his gift.

Screaming Ed and the Nihilist by Colette Mazunik:  Edward Munch is preparing a grant proposal, with a little help from his friend John. Together they ruminate about despair, inspiration, and accidental beauty.