WCPA’s 2022 Season

Please contact the WCPA office at 719-783-3004 or by email (wcpa@jonestheater.com) for ticket information and sales.


The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts (WCPA) is planning to reopen in May for live theater and later in the year for movies. First up is Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys, about two aging vaudevillians down on their luck. Upcoming in October, in time for Halloween, is Bell, Book, and Candle, a comedy of the supernatural by John Van Druten.

Tickets for 2022 performances in the Jones Theater are limited to 60 per performance
for social distancing purposes
.

The 2022 Season
At the Historic Jones Theater
and Park Amphitheater

May

The Sunshine Boys
by Neil Simon
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 12-14, 19-21, 7 p.m.
Sunday matinees, May 15 and 22, 2 p.m.

As “Lewis and Clark” they were the kings of comedy. Now Al Lewis and Willie Clark are just two aging vaudevillians down on their luck. When Willie’s nephew Ben gets them a slot on a TV special, it’s a golden opportunity to re-unite for a new audience and make more money than they’ve made in years. The only problem is…they can’t stand each other. Written by Neil Simon in 1972, The Sunshine Boys stars two of the WCPA’s favorite actors, Dan Hiester and Tom “Frosty” Frostman, displaying their formidable comedic chops as Lewis and Clark. If you love laughs, you won’t want to miss this production!
Included in Season Ticket

June-July

Save the date of June 17 for the Anne Relph Memorial Golf Tournament!

September

WCPA Ten-Minute Play Competition Performances
Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, 7 p.m.
Sunday matinee on September 25, 2 pm.

The winning plays in the 2020 Ten-Minute Play competition will be produced on September 23 and 24, 2022, at 7 p.m. We had 50 entries in 2020, 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

October

Bell, Book, and Candle
By John Van Druten
Fridays and Saturdays, October 21-22 and 28-29, 7 p.m.
Sunday Matinees, October 23 and 30, 2 p.m.

Just in time for Halloween comes this comedy of the supernatural written in 1950, and subsequently turned into two movies. Gillian Holroyd seems like a thoroughly modern mild-mannered Manhattan gal, but appearances can be deceiving – she and her family are actually centuries-old witches, passing as ordinary mortals. All is well until, in a fit of pique, Gillian casts a love spell on her upstairs neighbor, publisher Shep Henderson. He falls madly in love with her as a result, but witches cannot love back – or can they? Find out in October!
Included in Season Ticket

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

Shakespeare in the Sangres
June 10 – July 3
The Silver West Feedstore Park

Twelfth Night, or What You Will
By William Shakespeare
Fridays, June 10 and 24, 6 p.m.
Saturdays, June 11, 18, July 2, 6 p.m.
Sunday Matinees, June 12 and 16, 2 p.m.

One of Shakespeare’s most famous and beloved comedies, Twelfth Night tells the tale of Viola, a young gentlewoman of Messina shipwrecked on the shore of the fantastical country of Illyria. She disguises herself as a boy in order to gain a position in the court of Illyria’s ruler, the lovesick Duke Orsino. Here, her wit, her ingenuity, and her heart are taxed to the utmost when Viola finds herself falling in love with the Duke while being tasked with wooing the Countess Olivia on his behalf. Romantic intrigues, mistaken identities, danger, duels, high-flown witticisms and lowdown hijinks – whatever you will, Twelfth Night has something for you.
Included in Season Ticket

The Misanthrope, or The Cantankerous Lover
By Molière
Fridays, June 17 and July 1, 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 6 p.m.
Sunday Matinees, June 19 and July 3, 2 p.m.

Arguably Molière’s comic masterpiece, written in 1666, the misanthrope of the title is Alceste, a nobleman so disgusted with the follies, vanities, and insincerities of his society that he’s become borderline boorish. Alas for the censorious Alceste, he is irresistibly attracted to the beautiful and frivolous Celimène, who embodies every social ill that he deplores, and whose flirtations and double-dealings with her circle of equally frivolous friends and suitors drive him to distraction. Can the Beast and the Beauty ever find happiness together? Come see The Misanthrope and find out!
Included in Season Ticket

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

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