The Acting Company revisits two classics

Published on January 06, 2023

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Lakewood Cultural Center and The Acting Company present
‘The Three Musketeers’
11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22
‘Romeo & Juliet’
at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23
Tickets start at $25 at
303-987-7845 or the Box Office

Jan. 6, 2023 [Lakewood] – Experience a contemporary take on two timeless tales, “The Three Musketeers” and “Romeo & Juliet,” presented by Lakewood Cultural Center and The Acting Company, a Tony-award-winning theater company building a discerning audience by touring exceptional productions.

The Three Musketeers” | By Kirsten Childs, adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
In a new adaptation of this epic tale, The Acting Company mashes up waltz with spoken word and high court drama with high fashion hip-hop to reclaim the swashbuckling classic for today, where courage, honesty and valor can still change the world. Inspiration is drawn from the astonishing secret that Dumas’ father, General Alex Dumas, was the highest-ranking person of color in a Western military until our own time.

“I think people don't always know that ‘The Three Musketeers’ springs from a Black imagination. And so, I'm really excited to bring that additional layer of dynamic and cultural integrity into the story," stated Kent Gash, artistic director of The Acting Company. A native of Denver, Gash is an award-winning director, artistic leader, educator and author (see bio).

Romeo & Juliet” | By William Shakespeare
Set in the contemporary chaos of a city steeped in class and racial conflict, Shakespeare’s timeless tale of two star-crossed lovers who follow their passion to its tragic end is as relevant today as it was to audiences four centuries ago. Amid swanky society parties, moonlit nights, desolate churchyards and blood-strewn streets, The Acting Company’s fresh production is a lesson in hope and healing.  

Tickets for this dynamic duo of performances during the 2022-2023 LCC Presents season start at $25 and are on sale now at 303-987-7845, or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue). Performance is recommended for ages 12 and older.

The Lakewood Cultural Center Presents 2022-2023 season is generously supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).


Lakewood Cultural Center Presents
“The Three Musketeers”
Feb. 22, 2023, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

“Romeo & Juliet”
Feb. 23, 2023, 7:30 p.m. 


Lakewood Cultural Center
470 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226

Bio for The Acting Company
The Acting Company has been and will always be America’s dynamic new and classic theatre, where then meets now!” – Artistic Director Kent Gash.

The Acting Company develops actors by touring professional theater across America. The Company has been seen by over 4 million people in 48 states, 10 foreign countries, on and off-Broadway and at leading resident theaters. The Company's education programs bring professional productions, in-school residencies and teacher training workshops to thousands of students in underserved schools and disadvantaged communities each year. Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley with the first graduating class of the Drama Division of The Juilliard School, The Acting Company has launched the careers of some 400 actors while bringing sophisticated theater to hundreds of communities from coast to coast.

Accompanying photos should be credited to Carol Rossegg 2022. Videos available from Alliance Artist Management site.

Bio for  Kent Gash
Artistic Director Kent Gash, a native of Denver, has a distinguished career as an award-winning director, artistic leader, educator and author. In his youth growing up in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, Gash was active in local theater, including at the venerable Bonfils Memorial Theater and at George Washington High School. He now challenges barriers in his work and strives to elevate the theater experience. Margot Harley, founder of The Acting Company, shared her support of the appointment of Gash stating, “He will expand on the company’s founding mission, the work we have been doing recently and redefine how the classics speak to our time.” He is already proving this to be true with the new adaptation of “The Three Musketeers” for the company’s 2023 tour.

Kent Gash is available for interviews to share his vision and artistic direction for the 2023 season. To schedule interviews, please contact Rita Sommers, the LCC administrator, at 303-987-7873 or

About Lakewood Cultural Center
Hailed as “one of 10 Colorado arts organizations that get it right” by the Denver Post, Lakewood Cultural Center (LCC) is known throughout the state for its exceptional programming. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Denver at 470 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood, LCC offers intimate access to world-class performances. The facility hosts a 320-seat theater, art galleries, fine art and dance studios, meeting and event spaces and a full calendar of fine and performing art classes, camps, performances and special events. Patrons can enjoy free parking, on-site refreshments and a fully accessible experience. To learn more, visit or call 303-987-7845.