Apr | '17
Anatomy of Gray | Jim Leonard, Jr.
"A children's story for adults." When June's father dies, she prays for a healer to come to the small town of Gray, so that no one will ever suffer again; the next thing she knows, there's a tornado, and a man in a balloon blows into town claiming to be a doctor. At first, the new doctor cures anything and everything, but soon the town's preacher takes ill with a mysterious plague. And then the plague begins to spread. Set in Indiana during the late 1800's, deals with death, loss, love, and healing in a unique coming of age story.
Oct | '16
Ubu Roi | Alfred Jarry
Not often produced outside of collegiate theatre, Ubu Roi, by Alfred Jarry is an allegory about the abuses of the wealthy. Banned in France for decades – the play caused a riot when it first premiered in 1896 – the vulgar and wacky show is both relevant and controversial, with parallels to the current political environment. Think Monty Python meets South Park meets the 2016 Presidential Election meets nothing like you’ve ever experienced before.
Often cited as the seminal work of the Avant-garde movement, Ubu Roi is part play, part performance art, and part art instillation. Originally written and staged – with puppets – to mock a school teacher, Ubu Roi references many classical texts…and the rest is poo jokes. I Filled with scatological humor, physical inanity, a couple of gorillas, and the entire Polish and Russian armies, Ubu Roi is a messy good time perfumed with a 15 second intermission.
Dec | '15
The Sea is a Restless Whore | Brian Boone & Gabe Dickson
Five pirates aboard a ship. Each harbors a dirty little secret. Over the course of this one-hour romp, secrets are revealed, panties are thrown, gas is passed, and a parapalegic pirate tap dances! It's irreverant Monty-Python meets Rocky Horror meets talkin' like Pirates, this one-hour musical is part musical, part laugh, part drinking game, and all heart. Selected for inclusion in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The show travels around bars and playhouses throughout the Mile High City!
Sept | '15
Dog Sees God | Burt V. Royal
An unauthorized parody, the play imagines the characters of the popular Peanuts Gang as teenagers. See, when CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.
May | '15
The triple-threat Tony Award Winning Musical (2004 Book, Lyrics, and Musical) created in collaboration with the University of Colorado at Denver.
Mar | '15
BIG Love | Charles Mee
Fifty brides flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in a villa on the coast of Italy in this modern re-making of one of the western world's oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus. And, in this villa on the Italian coast, the fifty grooms catch up with the brides, and mayhem ensues. Pop songs and romantic dances abound, until, finally, unable to escape their forced marriages, 49 of the brides murder 49 of the grooms and one falls in love. …About the same odds as today.
Oct | '14
The beloved musical of Jesus and his disciples was peformed as the inaugural performance of the newly formed Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Denver
Feb | '12
The Big Fat Naked Truth | Gary Garrison
Five women walk into a room and can't get out. Each thinks they are entering somewhere else: a bathroom, a cheese shop, a dance lesson, a faculty office, and group therapy. The big fat naked truth of it all is that these women learn to be who they are.
May | '09
Red Noses | Peter Barnes
Peter Barnes' comedy about the Black Death written in the 1970s and first performed in 1985. It depicted a sprightly priest who travelled around the plague-affected villages of 14th century France with a band of fools, known as God's Zanies, offering holy assistance.
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