Dark of the Moon
Howard Richardson & William Berney

April 27-May 7, 2017

How We Got Here

Check out our blog, As The Crow Flies. From time to time, Richard Bell shares his memories of past seasons and the thoughts and conditions that went into staging our shows.

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Opening night we serve non-alcoholic champagne and dessert at intermission. The next night it's non-alcoholic champagne and munchies at the after show reception with the cast. The second Saturday we invite you to stay after the show for an informal discussion/Q&A session with the director and cast.
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The Tragedie of King Lear

For our production of William Shakespeare's King Lear the Longmont Theatre Company has graciously allowed us the use of their theater at 513 Main St., Longmont. This historic building was built as a burlesque theater in the 1930's, converted to a movie house, and is now a dramatic theater with extended stage. The lobby features a full concession stand; left over from the movie house, with a variety of tasty treats and beverages.

Unlike our usual policy, all seats in this theater are reserved, so get your tickets early for best seating. LTC will be handling our tickts for this show. Click on our "Buy Tickets Online" link above to reach the LTC ticketing page. Season ticket holders should still contact us at our reservations page or at (303)442-1415 and we will and we will see that your seats are reserved for you.

On street parking in Longmont is free. There are also free lots behind the theater off Coffman Street. Across Main Street from the theater are several good restaurants.

This is the first time that LTC has allowed another company to use their theater and we are extremely grateful for their help in our time of need.

Due to the availability of LTC's concessions, we will not have our usual opening weekend receptions. Patrons are still welcome to stay after the performance to chat with the cast.

Actor's Benefit

The first Name-Your-Price Night of each production is now an Actor's Benefit performance. Our actors give up their weeknights for 6 weeks of rehearsals and then 2 weekends of performances. Our crew (which includes the actors) gives up their weekends during that time to build sets and costumes. Although The Upstart Crow needs the money, the receipts from this night will be divided among the cast and crew to provide some compensation for their time and effort. It probably won't rise to the level of slave wages, but it will help ease the burden on struggling artists. If you'd like to show your appreciation to the people who make our shows happen, this is a good time to do so.

The Actor's Benefit will be Thursday, April 27th, before our Gala Opening on Friday.

The Upstart Crow, a classical theatre company, constantly strives to find and produce those works that speak to the contemporary experience from a historical perspective with the highest respect for the actor's craft, the playwright's intention, and the audience's intelligence.

Our scripts for Shakespeare
and other classic plays are
provided by Armado & Moth;
scripts arranged for actors.
Boulder's Upstart Crow The Upstart Crow
2131 Arapahoe Ave., Unit A
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-1415

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The work of The Upstart Crow is supported in part by grants from
Boulder Citizens Advisory Board in conjunction with
The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and
Boulder Arts Commission, an agency of the Boulder City Council
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