Comic Potential by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Eric Prince.

A hit in London and New York and one of the funniest and most inventive plays by Britain’s grand master of comedy, the Olivier & Moliere award-winning writer Sir Alan Ayckbourn,  whose 72 plays have achieved astonishing  audience success throughout the world. Comic Potential is a seriously funny love story, a romantic sci-fi lesson in comedy, set in a not too distant future when actors are replaced by robots,  or rather  ‘actoids’, and  an aspiring young comedy screenwriter falls in love with one of them. The play has been immensely popular and will be staged by CSU in exactly the same way that Ayckbourn stages and directs it himself, in the wonderfully intimate style  of ‘theatre in the round’.

Ticket Thursdays: FREE for CSU students on Jan. 31, and Feb. 7. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Contact the Ticket Office at (970) 491-ARTS (2787).

Not appropriate for youth: contains adult language and situations.

Click to read the Comic Potential Program.


Comic Potential is one of the finest plays of all my theater going decades.  It is a riotous farce, a tremulously exquisite love story, a superb satire on television and other human follies, and an irresistible evening in the theater. If you are going to see only one play in your life, make it this one.”  (Theatre Critic – John Simon)


  • Comic Potential 2013 Production Photo, Entire Cast
    Colorado State University Theatre presents Comic Potential by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Eric Prince.


Nightly at 7:30 pm
January 31
Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7:30 pm
February 1
Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Cost: $8/CSU students, $18/adult, Ticket Thursdays: FREE/CSU students

Organizer: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603

1400 Remington St.
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
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