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Wright Opera House Brings Yet Another Show Stopper to Ouray!

Posted by Guest Blogger on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 @10:53 PM

Jake Abell Returns to the Wright with Rosencrantz & Gildenstern this Weekend in Ouray!

wright logoAfter directing and receiving a positive response to 'Murder in the Cathedral' at the Wright Opera House in 2012, Jack Abell, a graduate of Ouray High School and current student at Baylor University is returning on March 15 and 16th, 2013 for a staged reading of 'Rosencrantz & Gildenstern are Dead'. "With this next play, I'm looking forward to serving up something different that will hopefully resonate again with audiences," said Abell.

Written by Tom Stoppard, the story of Rosencrantz & Gildenstern tells the tale of Shakespeare's Hamlet from the perspective of two of its most minor characters who, in Shakespeare's play, are enlisted by Hamlet's vicious uncle Claudius in his plans to rid himself of his nephew. "Stoppard adds a different perspective to this, making the action much more confused, ambiguous and downright hilarious," says Abell. "we're lucky to have such a great cast including Tony-nominee Terry Kiser, Mike Hockersmith, Dan Preston and a slew of Ouray's finest thespians."

rosencrantzJake and crew will run two readings of Rosencrantz & Gildenstern are Dead on March 15th and 16th at the Historic Wright Opera House. Tickets are $10.00 and, consistent with Jake's efforts working with local schools, students are free.

About the Wright Opera House:

Built in 1888 by the Wright Brothers, the Wright Opera House quickly became a focal point for culture and entertainment in Ouray, contrasting with the saloons and brothels offered at the time. Housing everything over the years from a theater, to movies, to an auto mechanic shop, the Wright has evolved over many decades and has served the town in a variety of capacities. Now, in its 125th year, the Wright is once again a cultural and entertainment venue, and is undergoing a restoration such that it can support the performing arts and the region's vibrant economy for generations to come.

About the Author: Josh Gowans is an avid supporter and fan of the arts. His work with the Friends of the Wright Opera House has been invaluable in bringing recognition to this beautiful historic venue. For information about the Wright and the upcoming staged reading directed by Jake Abell, contact Josh Gowans via email: josh@thewrightoperahouse.org

The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is always excited to bring news of upcoming events at the Wright Opera House. From Jazz to Folk music, movies, plays and melodramas, the Wright delivers something for every taste. From its colorful history, to the beautiful arcitecture, a visit to the Wright Opera House is an adventure the moment you walk through the front doors. 

Located in a small Box Canyon in Southwest Colorado, Ouray itself has so much to offer, the drive to our pictoral little town is just the beginning! Enjoy a weekend adventure: explore the many outdoor activities, from ice climbing and snow shoeing, to wandering the shops on Main Street, followed by a soothing soak in our mineral hot spring tubs, and finish the day with a great show at this historic venue!

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