SHOWS AND EVENTS
The Denver Center presents
For the people of Reading, Pennsylvania, work is so much more than a paycheck – it’s the glue that holds the town together. The floor of their central factory is where lifelong friendships are made, where love blossoms and where family members work side-by-side. But as layoffs become the new norm and a cheaper workforce threatens the viability of the local union, the threads that once kept the community together begin to fray.
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company presents
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT
OF THE DOG IN NIGHT-TIME
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time tells the story of Christopher Boone, a boy who struggles with everyday challenges, but more than makes up for it with his courageous heart and brilliant mind. After discovering his neighbor’s dead dog, stabbed with a garden fork, Christopher embarks on a methodical and systematic search for the true culprit, documenting each step in his journal. Christopher has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Despite these limitations, his detective work takes him on a journey across London to an earth-shattering discovery that changes his life forever.
Vintage Theatre presents
BOYS IN THE BAND
This comic drama centers on a group of gay men gathering in a NYC apartment for a birthday party. After the drinks are poured and the music is turned up, the evening slowly exposes the fault lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity.
The Aurora Fox Arts Center presents
CAROLINE OR CHANGE
Set in the heat of the Civil Rights Movement, the Tony-nominated “Caroline, Or Change” follows a black maid working for a middle-class Jewish family in Louisiana. When a small amount of money goes missing, buried tensions threaten to rip two families—and the struggling Caroline—apart. Loosely based on Kushner’s provocative and personal story, Caroline features a virtuosic score that blends blues, gospel, and traditional Jewish melodies into a magical, show-stopping musical masterpiece.
The Arvada Center presents
SIN STREET SOCIAL CLUB
What happens at Mardi Gras stays at Mardi Gras….Two sisters take to the streets of 1916 New Orleans in a last-ditch effort to save their dear departed daddy’s dance club, and discover their destinies. This flirty, fun, feminist comedy is a bold new take on Aphra Behn’s Restoration classic The Rover, adapted by Denver playwright Jessica Austgen.
Denver Children’s Theater presents
THE LITTLE PRINCE
The Little Prince tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two stranded travelers in the Sahara Desert, an Aviator whose plane has broken down and a mysterious “little prince” who experiences the world through his own unique lens. During their short time together in the desert, the Little Prince tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy, and about his unique relationship with a very special flower on his own tiny planet. Eventually, both the Little Prince and the Aviator must go home – each with a new understanding of how to live again: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
The Arvada Center presents
In The Moors, two sisters and a depressed Mastiff dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors. The women spend their days dreaming of love and power until the arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a wild new path. Playwright Jen Silverman turned the world of the Brönte sisters on its head, in a humorous (and subversive) story about love and the instability of gender roles.