Open Stage Theatre & Co. Celebrates 40 Years in Fort Collins
Read about four decades of labor and love in this article by Stacy Nick at The Coloradoan.com
In 1973, a sorority girl and a hippie decided to start a theater company in Fort Collins. Who would have thought 40 years later it would still be going strong?
The sorority girl and hippie did.
For Bruce Freestone and Denise Burson Freestone, founding OpenStage Theatre & Co. has been a labor of love, but it’s one that they believed from the start could change the Fort Collins community.
“There is always a ready group of people wanting to create art and a ready group of people wanting to observe it, and the joining of those two together is what builds that community and gives it an opportunity to grow and to stretch the envelope,” said Bruce, quoting from his director’s notes from the playbill of OpenStage’s first production.
As OpenStage kicks off its 40th season — one based on audiences favorites from throughout the company’s more than 300 shows throughout the years — Denise and Bruce look back with no regrets.
Read the rest of this article at Coloradoan.com.
OpenStage Theatre & Co. 40th season opener ‘Wit’
• When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
• Where: Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins
• Cost: $16-$27
• Information: (970) 221-6730 or www.lctix.com