The Three Musketeers
By Richard Strahle, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Directed By Denise Burson Freestone
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.
All shows are at 7pm, but we suggest you arrive early to set up chairs or blankets and grab a bite! The Divine Ice Cream truck and a rotating food truck will begin serving at 6 pm (see calendar for a complete list of food trucks). Coolers and adult beverages welcome! (Must be 21+ to imbibe!)
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 (See calendar below for complete listing). This is an experience the entire family will love and talk about for years to come! Divine Ice Cream truck will be joining us for EVERY performance!
“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 is a Fort Collins native and has acted in and directed many shows in the area. His scripts have been selected by both the Trench Project and the Austin Playwright's Festival (alongside Tony and Pulitzer nominated playwright William Hoffman). One of his screenplays was made into a movie starring Terry O'Quinn and Oscar nominated actor Mako, and three if his scripts, Yellow Rose, Lady Moon and The Ghostman, have been produced by OpenStage etcetera. The Three Musketeers marks the first time Richard has been commissioned to write a play and also the first time OpenStage has commissioned a playwright for a specific project. He would like to ask everyone in the audience to do him a favor, "Please laugh at the jokes."