The Bard is back in Breckrenridge |

The Bard is back in Breckrenridge

The Backstage Theatre brings back its hit production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” for nine performances only beginning Thursday, May 20 at the Breckenridge Theatre in Breckenridge.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is comic gold! Three slackers who don’t know Shakespeare from shinola attempt to present all 37 of the Bard’s plays in 100 minutes or less. New, topical jokes, zany pratfalls and wicked audience participation (you have been warned!) make for a hysterical evening. Whether you’ve seen it once, twice or for the third time, you don’t want to miss this guaranteed great night out!

The Backstage Theatre production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” features Dustin Murphy — who has been seen in several Backstage shows including “The Hobbit,” “Wizard of Oz” and as Jimmy Harper in “Reefer Madness,” Christopher Willard – who has been in a variety of Backstage productions from “The Frog Prince” to “Greater Tuna” and “Easy Living,” and newcomer Chris Bleau who brings new energy and an exciting comic dynamism to the show. The show is directed by Shelly Bordas (“The Mystery of Irma Vep”). Lighting design is by Steven Tangedal (“Irma Vep”). Stage management is by Sam Dickstein (“Office Space The Musical”). The show is presented with special arrangement by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. and is sponsored by Harvest Catering and Peak One Pain and Spine.

The revival of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” runs Thursday, May 20-31. The extension runs May 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and May 23 and 30 at 6:30 p.m. All performances are at the Backstage Theatre, located at 121 S. Ridge St., Breckenridge.

The Backstage is pleased to offer exclusive special discounts for this revival. Tickets for the Friday and Saturday shows are $14 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Thursday, Sunday and Monday shows are $12 for all seats.

To make reservations, please call the Backstage Theatre box office at (970) 453-0199. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome if space is available. For more information on the show – and about our 36th season – visit

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