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Shakespeare festival to take over Westcliffe this summer | Arts & Entertainment
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Shakespeare festival to take over Westcliffe this summer | Arts & Entertainment

Elliott Jackson was a new Westcliffe resident when she overheard an eyebrow-raising conversation at a town bar.A Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts director was talking Shakespeare, as in “King Lear. “I said wait, what? You’re thinking about doing ‘King Lear’ in this cow town?” Jackson said. “I was vaguely aware of the theater. I thought how good can it be?” Six months later, she found herself starring in the tiny town’s 2016 “Shakespeare in the Sangres” annual festival, performing her first Shakespeare roles: The Fool in the aforementioned “King Lear” and Jacquanetta in “Love’s Labours Lost.”“We’re pretty darned good,” said Jackson, program manager for...