Emperor of the Moon

A Restoration Comedy

Directed by Kathryn Walsh, written by Aphra Behn
Thursday, July 11th - Sunday, August 4th, 2024

Opening week: Thursday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. outdoors on the Ent Center lawn with a special indoor performance on Friday. 
Remainder of the run: Wednesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. outdoors on the Ent Center lawn with special indoor performances on Fridays. 

When the eccentric Doctor Baliardo grows convinced of an advanced society on the moon, he insists that his daughters accept no earthly suitors and instead hold out for— you guessed it—moon-men. In the time-honored tradition of young lovers, the daughters do what any of us would: recruit some bumbling servants, dress up as interstellar emissaries, and set out to con their way into Baliardo’s blessing as hijinks ensue! Full of shenanigans and devoid of redeeming social value, Emperor of the Moon rounds out the season with joy and hilarity.

Aphra Behn’s Restoration romp sprinkled with a dash of classical commedia dell’arte farce will be set outdoors against the backdrop of the Colorado Springs summer. Join director Kathryn Walsh (Little Women, Twelfth Night), local favorite, actor Sammie Joe Kinnett, and a stellar cast for it.

Tickets Here

*UCCS students receive free admission to all Theatreworks productions. Contact the Box Office with your student ID number handy to receive your complimentary ticket.

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Deep Dive with Video

Play the video below to start the playlist!



Alphabetical by last name.


Michael Augenstein

Michael Augenstein (Dr. Baliardo)

Will Choy Edelson

Will Choy Edelson (Don Cinthio)

Danté Finley

Danté Finley (Elaria)

Sammie Joe Kinnett

Sammie Joe Kinnett* (Scaramouche)

Emma Maxfield

Emma Maxfield (Harlequin)

Christian Ray Robinson

Christian Ray Robinson* (Don Charmante)

Sierra Miguela Tune

Sierra Miguela Tune (Bellamante & others)


Creative Team

Kathryn Walsh
Garth Moritz*
Stage Manager
Skylar Campbell
Asst Stage Manager
Pheobe Boynton
Costume Designer
Josh Hemmo
Lighting Designer
Chelsea Boucher
Scenic Designer/Props Coordinator
Jeremiah Walter
Sound Designer/Composer


Join the Conversation

Scholar & Designer Chats
Thursday evenings, 45 minutes before the show

Casual encounter with directors and designers from the production, as well as scholars expert in questions surrounding our plays!

Actor Interchange
After select Sunday matinees

Actors from the production discuss their process with enthusiastic audience members.

Community Conversations
After select Saturday matinees

Theatre staff, local experts, and community leaders discuss our shared experience of the production.

First Sunday matinees, 2:30-3:30 p.m. and various

Dr. Kevin Landis curates both national conversations about the theatre and discussions of the productions, before Theatreworks and UCCS Theatre & Dance first Sunday performances, as well as select dates throughout the year.

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