Back On Our Stage After 35 Years!

Directed by Michael Burke, written by William Shakespeare
Thursday, April 25th - Sunday, May 19th, 2024

Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

Beware, my lord, of jealousy... Against all odds, a Black man climbs the social ladder of a rigidly homogenous Venice—finding success in politics, military efforts, and even love. At his side, a woman born to status holds firm in her agency, even as her world reduces her to a symbol.

In the words of the director: “balanced atop a knife’s edge between devotion and destruction, this timeless and timely classic challenges all of us to witness how deceptively easy it is to destroy a life when loyalty is tantamount to love, and the world refuses to see beyond ‘us’ versus ‘“them.’”

For the first time, Theatreworks welcomes director Mikael Burke (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Yale Rep) to helm this essential Shakespearean tragedy not seen on our stage since 1988.

Tickets Here

*UCCS students receive free admission to all Theatreworks productions. Contact the Box Office with your student ID number handy to receive your complimentary ticket.


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Creative Team

Mikael Burke
Garth Moritz*
Stage Manager
Skylar Campbell
Asst Stage Manager
Deb Sivigny
Costume & Scenic Designer
Eric Watkins
Lighting Designer


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Scholar & Designer Chats
Thursday evenings, 45 minutes before the show

Casual encounter with directors and designers from the production, as well as scholars expert in questions surrounding our plays!

Actor Interchange
After select Sunday matinees

Actors from the production discuss their process with enthusiastic audience members.

Community Conversations
After select Saturday matinees

Theatre staff, local experts, and community leaders discuss our shared experience of the production.

First Sunday matinees, 2:30-3:30 p.m. and various

Dr. Kevin Landis curates both national conversations about the theatre and discussions of the productions, before Theatreworks and UCCS Theatre & Dance first Sunday performances, as well as select dates throughout the year.

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