“Shakespeare’s Brother” by Carol Roper of Littleton will play July 17-25, the first production by Celebrationworks Theatre Ensemble in its new …
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“Shakespeare’s Brother” by Carol Roper of Littleton will play
July 17-25, the first production by Celebrationworks Theatre
Ensemble in its new space on the second floor of the historic
Emerson Building, 1420 Ogden St., Denver (one block south of
Colfax, free parking, elevator). Roper introduced this play last
summer at Bemis Library in Littleton. It’s just been published. The
story is about Will Shakespeare’s lost teen years, as told by his
younger, better looking brother Gil, weaving in history and
exploits from plays. “Knowledge of Shakespeare optional. Age
appropriate for anyone with computer savvy,“ Roper says. Bernie
Cardell directs. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 1:30
p.m. Saturdays. Tickets: $5.28. 303-282-5391. Cash or check.
”Old Times” by Harold Pinter plays July 18 to Aug. 15 at Paragon
Theatre/crossroads Theatre,, 26th and Welton (on the Light Rail
line), Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays,
Saturdays. Tickets: $19, $17. 303-300-2210, paragontheatre.org
“Love and Potatoes: Three comedies in one night” is written by
the team that created Buntport Theater’s award-winning series
tRUNks: Matt Zambrano, Mitch Sleve, Jessica Roblee. It plays July
10 to Aug. 1 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver.
Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. Tickets: $15,
$12; preview July 9, $10; pay what you can night July 16.
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“Die Mommy, Die!” by Charles Busch (Psycho Beach Party, Tale of
the Allergist’s Wife…) plays July 18 to Aug. 29 at Avenue Theater,
417 E. 17th Ave., Denver. Billed as a comic thriller, set in 1967,
directed by Nick Sugar. Performance times vary: 10 p.m. Fridays;
8:30 p.m. Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15. 303-321-5925,
“60 Minutes: the Musical” will be presented by the comedy group
Nietzsche’s Moustache through Aug. 28 at the Avenue Theater, 417 E.
17th Ave., Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, in July and
August ($12); 2 p.m. Sundays July 19 and August 16 ($12); 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 28 ($15). 303-321-5925, www.avenuetheater.com.
“August: Osage County,” the 2008 Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner
by Tracy Letts, plays July 24 to Aug. 8 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera
House, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Estelle Parsons stars as
Violet. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday— Sunday evenings; 1 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $22. 303-893-4100, www.denvercenter.org, TicketsWest
at King Soopers.
“Big River: the Adventures of Huckleberry Fin” is the summer
musical offering at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.,
Arvada, with performances July 14 through Aug. 9: 7:30 p.m.
Tuesdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 1 p.m.
Wednesdays. Directed by Stephen Bourneuf. Tickets start at $45,
with children at half price with paying adult (one per adult). On
Family Nights: Fridays July 17, 24, 30, Aug. 7, children get $1
tickets with paid adult tickets. 720-898-7200, arvadacenter.org.
“The Violet Hour” by Pulitzer winner Richard Greenberg plays
July 10 through Aug. 9 at Vintage Theatre, 2119 E. 17th Ave.,
Denver. Produced in collaboration with Hunger Artists, directed by
Stacy Nelms. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30
p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $22 at the door, $17 in advance,
“Frozen” by Bryony Lavery, presented by Equinox Theatre Company,
plays July 10 through Aug. 8 at the Margery Reed Hall, University
of Denver campus, 2306 E. Evans Ave. Performances: 7:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets: $10. 720-984-0781. Information at
“Hit the Road, Jack” by Pat Cook, is a world premier of a new
family comedy playing at Arvada Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde
Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays and
Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15, $13. 303-422-4090,
Conviction” by Oren Neeman plays through July 12 at Curious
Theatre, 1080 Acoma St., Denver- presented by Maya Productions. The
play was a 2008 Denver Center Theatre Company Commission and an
award winner in Israel, adapted by Ami Dayan and Mark Williams from
the novel “Confession” by Yonatan Ben-Nachum. The novel is a story
of faith and forbidden love during the Spanish Inquisition. Jeremy
Cole and Ami Dayan direct. Scheduled for an off - Broadway
engagement in early 2010. Tickets: $20, 303-623-0524, www.curioustheatre.org.
“Information for Foreigners” by Griselda Gambaro plays at 7:30
p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 25 at the 73rd Avenue Playhouse, 7287
Lowell Blvd. in Westminster. This political work, recommended for
mature audiences, was written in Argentina in 1971 and was banned.
It deals with brutality and torture as a government denies and
continues to make citizens disappear. It’s described as an
educational and social awareness experience. Admission free.
“Home” by British New Wave dramatist David Storey plays through
July 12 at Germinal Stage Denver, 2450 W. 44th Ave., Denver.
Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays.
Tickets: $17.75, $19.75, $21.75 depending on night chosen.
“Over the River and Through the Woods” by Joe DiPietro through
July 19 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden.
Love in an Italian-American family. Performances: 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays; 2 p.m. only Sunday, July 19.
Tickets: $20, 303-935-3044, www.minersalley.com.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s box office is open,
303-492-0554. The season’s plays are “Hamlet,” “Much Ado About
Nothing,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Two Gentlemen of Verona,”
“Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged.” A full schedule
may be found online at www.coloradoshakes.org, as is a
menu for Falstaff’s Fare Box Suppers.
“Quilters,” by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, which
originated at the Denver Center in 1982, returns to DCTC through
July 12. The musical, inspired by lives of pioneer women, has
played internationally. Performances: 6:30 p.m. Mondays through
Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. Tickets, 303-893-4100,
at King Soopers.
“That Was Loud, This is Now” is the Heritage Square Music Hall’s
always-popular take on rock ‘n’ roll — then and now. Through Sept.
6. Performances: Wednesdays and Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. meal; 7:30
p.m. show. Fridays and Saturdays: 6 p.m. meal, 8 p.m. show;
Sundays: 12 p.m. meal; 2 p.m. show. Address: 18301 W. Colfax Ave:
D-103, Golden. Tickets: 303-279-7800.
“That Woman Show: A Broad Comedy” starring Pamela Clifton and
LuAnn Buckstein is extended through August at the Avenue Theater,
417 East 17th Avenue, Denver. Performances: July 9, 11, 18, 23, 25,
26, 30; Aug. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29. Thursdays at 7:30
p.m. Saturdays at 7:30 through July 11, then 6 p.m; Sundays 2 p.m.
on June 21, July 26, Aug. 23. Tickets: $15, $11. 303-321-5925,
“$15 Funny Fridays Festival” at the Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th
Ave., Denver, will feature a different comedy performance each
Friday through August 28. Performances: 7:30 p.m. See www.avenuetheater.com for
schedule and to reserve tickets. 303-321-5925.
“Girls Only — the Secret Comedy of Women” by Barbara Gehring and
Linda Klein is playing at the Galleria Theatre, Denver Performing
Arts Complex. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and 2
p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. (Intended for female audiences).
Tickets start at $29, www.denvercenter.org,
303-893-4100, TicketsWest at King Soopers.
“Pinocchio” plays through July at Heritage Square Childrens
Theatre. Performances at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets: $6, children
and adults; $5, seniors. Heritage Square is at 18301 W. Colfax Ave.
D-103, Golden. 303-279-7800, www.hsmusichall.com.
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