The Three Musketeers
By Alexandre Dumas Directed By Denise Burson Freestone
Adapted by Richard Strahle
June 3 – July 1, 2017
“One for all and all for one.” –The Three Musketeers
A vibrant new adaptation of the well-loved classic. It’s time for adventure in the Park and under the Stars. Walk in, bike in, or drive in! Featuring nightly food trucks.
947 Worthington Circle in Fort Collins (Corner of Worthington Circle and Centre Ave)
Young D'Artagnan leaves his home in rural France to fulfill his life-long ambition of becoming one of the king's elite guardsmen, the Musketeers. In Paris he meets, offends and challenges Athos, Porthos, and Aramis -three of the king's finest swordsmen- to a duel. When he arrives to fight the Three Musketeers, they are confronted by Cardinal Richelieu’s men. D’Artagnan joins forces with the Musketeers to escape the Cardinal’s men, and they are ultimately drawn into international intrigue to foil Cardinal Richelieu's plot to overthrow the monarchy and crown himself king of France. There is romance, there is adventure, and there is loyalty - all the elements that make this an enduring tale beloved by people around the world.
“Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
Join OpenStage Theatre in the park and under the stars for this timeless tale of romance and adventure. Walk in, bike in, or drive in! Doesn't matter how you get there, bring the kiddos and come dive into the FUN!
Shows start at 7 pm, get there early to set up chairs and blankets, and grab a bite from one of our nightly food trucks. This is an experience the entire family will love and be talking about for years to come!
“All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.” ― Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas was a world famous 17th century French author. His most famous works include The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Dumas’ writing has been translated into nearly a hundred languages, and he is considered the most widely read French author of all time. His stories have been adapted into more than two hundred films since the early 20th Century. His work continues to inspire audiences, young and old, centuries after his death.
The Three Musketeers marks the first adaptation commissioned by OpenStage Theatre . A playwright himself, Richard Strahle has had three plays produced by OpenStage: Lady Moon, The Ghost Man and Yellow Rose.
RICHARD STRAHLE has been acting and directing on Fort Collins stages for over forty years. He made his directorial debut with OpenStage Theatre in the 1994 critically acclaimed production of Two Rooms and went on to direct the Company's productions of The Playboy of the Western World, All My Sons, K2, Breath of Spring, Fortinbras, The Hot L Baltimore, Laughter on the 23rd Floor and The Perfect Ganesh. Richard has directed several shows for openstage etc, including its inaugural production of Talking With... in 1999. openstage etc has also produced three of his original scripts, Lady Moon, Yellow Rose and The Ghost Man. Richard appeared twice as Dr. Watson with OpenStage Theatre in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure and The Incredible Murder of Cardinal Tosca and also has performed with the Company as Dr. Chumley in Harvey, Freddy in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Snug in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Remy Marko in A Slight Case of Murder and the Doctor in The Cripple of Inishmaan, among others.