A Youth Presentation at the Historic Jones Theater, Westcliffe, Colorado
Another Youth Theater presentation by Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts, Westcliffe, Colorado
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WCPA's 2021 Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing will be performed on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, July 29-August 14. For details, please click! * * *


The Shadow of the Hummingbird (2021)

2021 Theater Season

Westcliffe Center
for the Performing Arts

The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts will open its 2021 summer season of live theater on July 1 with The Shadow of the Hummingbird, by South African playwright Athol Fugard, most famous in this country for his plays Blood Knot and Master Harold and the Boys.

The Shadow of the Hummingbird is a one-act two-person play featuring an elderly writer (“Oupa,” loosely based on Fugard himself) who is visited by his grandson (“Boba”). The WCPA production will be a family affair in every sense of the word, featuring veteran WCPA actor and audience favorite Thomas “Frosty” Frostman and his own grandson, Max. Performances are scheduled for July 1-4. Evening performances on July 1-3 will start at 7 p.m.; the July 4 matinee will be at 2 p.m. Adults, $20; students (18 and under), and Veterans, $15; kids (12 and under), $5.

Cast List for 2021
Much Ado About Nothing

Thanks to everyone who came out for auditions! First read with the full cast will be Saturday, June 12, 12 p.m. in Studio Two at the Jones Theater. For the cast list and details, please visit the Call Board.

WCPA receives $10,000 Grant from Colorado Creative Industries

The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts is extremely grateful to have been awarded a generous grant of $10,000 through the Colorado Arts Relief Fund from the Creative Industries Division of the Office of Economic Development. This grant will help us to keep going during 2020 as well prepare to reopen sometime in 2021 when it is safe to do so.

The WCPA 2020-2021
Ten-Minute-Play Competition

The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts (WCPA) announces the winners of its 2020 Ten-Minute-Play Competition, the organization’s eighteenth play competition. The WCPA Play Competition is dedicated to showcasing new works by playwrights and is sponsored by the nonprofit Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts in Westcliffe, Colorado.

The winning plays in the 2020 Ten-Minute Play competition will be produced in 2021. We had 50 entries in 2020, 13 semi-finalists, which we winnowed down to six finalists:

Calvin in the Library, Gerald Williams, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Stoolie, Seth Freeman, Pacific Palisades, CA
Little Carbon Footprint, Donald Ralph Lampton, Lexington, KY
Movie Reel, Jack Rushton, Newbury, MA
Madera Canyon, Kathleen Cahill, Salt Lake City, UT
It is an Ancient Mariner, Steven Doloff, New York, NY


2021 Coming Attractions
at the Jones Theater

Adults, $9; Kids 12 & under, $6;
Seniors, $8; $1 discount Sunday Matinees

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Shakespeare in the Sangres 2021
Much Ado About Nothing
Performance and Ticket Information

2021 Jones Theater Attendance and Tickets

Attendance for performances in the Jones Theater will be limited to 50 seats to enable the audience to spread out in the theater. Also, we encourage everyone to wear masks until seated; during the performance, those who have been fully vaccinated need not wear them but nonetheless are encouraged to do so. Masks will be available at the theater.

Only 50 tickets will be available, first-come first-served. Tickets will be sold through the box office, which will be open at set times. Or you can call the WCPA office, reserve tickets, and come by to pay for them. For further information or to reserve your tickets, please call 719-783-3004 or email wcpa@jonestheater.com.

Ticket prices are the same for both Jones Theater and Shakespeare in the Sangres performances: Adults, $20; students (18 and under), and Veterans, $15; kids (12 and under), $5. 

Please visit the Support Us page to learn about the many important ways in which the community, individuals, and organizations support the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts and the Jones Theater.

The 2021 Season
At the Historic Jones Theater
and Park Amphitheater

Events | Plays | Youth Activities


The Shadow of the Hummingbird
by Athol Fugard
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 1-3, 7 p.m.
Sunday matinee, July 4, 2 p.m.

Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 29–August 14, 6 p.m.

Creativity Camp
A summer class for children ages 7 to 12. TBD


Youth Theater!

*Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier
Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5, 7:30 p.m.

2020  Winning Ten-Minute-Play Performances
TBD For details about WCPA play competition, please visit our Call Board.

Full Season Information



The Miser, Molière (2018)

2021 Shakespeare in the Sangres

Westcliffe Center
for the Performing Arts

Imagine an evening of Shakespeare in an outdoor amphitheater, watching the sun set over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as you enjoy a family picnic on the lawn followed by a superb performance. Come early, bring your chairs, blankets, and picnic. Put these performances on your 2021 calendar for July now!

Much Ado about Nothing – Benedick and Beatrice spar with a society set up to reward corrupt men and crush innocent women. However, even more notably, they spar with each other, and have served as the theatrical and literary model of “witty lovers” for hundreds of years, inspiring other writers from William Congreve to Jane Austen.

The production is scheduled for Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 6 p.m., July 29-August 14, at the usual location, the Silver West Feed Store Park.

Adults, $20; students (18 and under), and active military, $15; kids (12 and under), $5.
Tickets are available at the WCPA office and at
Candy’s Coffee and other local outlets.

Performance and Ticket Information

Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts
and the Historic Jones Theater

General Info: 719.783.3004
Ticket Info: 719.783.3004

WCPA/Jones Theater Address

119 Main St. • PO Box 790
Westcliffe, CO 81252

WCPA Theater Ticket Outlets

Candy’s Coffee Shop • 719.783.9516
106 So. 2nd Street • Westcliffe, CO
Arterburn Fine Arts • 719.783.2099
409 Main Street • Westcliffe, CO

Call for Shakespeare Volunteers

Each season WCPA /Jones theater welcomes new actors, musicians, and costumers for our Shakespeare in the Sangres productions. There are always a number of small and sometimes larger roles to fill, especially for men. If you have always wanted to try your hand at acting in Shakespeare this is your chance. We also have a large costume shop but we always need volunteers to help choose, make or remake costumes for our productions. If this sounds like an interesting opportunity for you to get involved in these exciting productions, please email your availability, willingness, and experience, and we will be in touch. Who knows you might become one of our newest stars!