Family Fun with Piknik Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing
A play by William Shakespeare, directed by Stuart Handloff & performed by the Great American Laughing Stock Company.
- Free performance. Bring a picnic basket and your own seating.
- Appropriate for Shakespeare fans ages 7 and up.
The Great American Laughing Stock Company is a nonprofit summer repertory theatre company in Steamboat Springs, whose mission is to enhance and diversify the performing arts in the Yampa Valley region.
GALSCO’s dedication to artistic excellence and the human spirit creates an environment of empowerment and self worth through the creative and transformative process of theatre. Their goal is to touch the hearts and souls of all those living in the Yampa Valley community with the life sustaining and supporting qualities of live performance. Through its commitment to the performing arts GALSCO serves to educate area youth through exposure to arts nationally and internationally. They perform valuable human service to the greater community through entertainment and cultural development.
Simply put: GALSCO does theatre outdoors, in a picnic setting, through partnerships with local performers and guest artists from the finest New Zealand conservatories, to build a spirit of community. Community means theatre that touches all ages, abilities, cultures, genres from Shakespeare to Seuss, and is indelibly printed with the values of the Yampa Valley.
Originally founded in 1971, the Company was resurrected in the summer of 2005 and has continued to produce shows each summer, as well as holding classes and workshops for local middle school and elementary aged students during the school year. Led by Stuart Handloff, a director with 38 years of theatrical experience and a Masters degree graduate of the New Zealand National Drama School.