<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Opposites attract]]> Given the myriad ways in which other directors have put their stamp on this ageless tale — from turning Felix and Oscar into women to utilizing the Kabuki form — director Robert Kramer’s decision to stage this Miners Alley Playhouse production in the play’s original 1965 New York City setting is inspired and heightens both the many similarities and striking juxtapositions between then and now.]]> <![CDATA[laugh]]> Two-time Emmy award winning comedian Louie Anderson has been performing since the late ’70s, but got his real start in 1981 as a writer for Henny Youngman. Since then, he’s had decades of critical acclaim as a comic, as well plenty of time put in acting for film and television, and hosting game show Family Feud from 1999 to 2002.]]> <![CDATA[Kron's latest divides, but will it conquer?]]> I can’t speak for any other critics, but for me the most difficult plays to review are those that rest in that nebulous in-between place, those that are formidably mediocre and thereby fail to inspire either serious praise or derision.]]> <![CDATA[A mime speaks]]> Samuel Avital speaks many words about the art he has spent his entire life perfecting. Strange, because Avital’s art is practiced wordlessly. He is a mime.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of June 19, 2014]]> Theatre-Hikes: Alice in Wonderland..]]> <![CDATA[Shakespeare's best villain]]> Say what you will about Tybalt or Iago, Edmund (the bastard!) or Lady Macbeth. For my money, the greatest Shakespearean villain is Richard. He opens Richard III as the Duke of Gloucester and ends it as the King of England. He is, by his own hand or through his devices, a serial killer of prolific pedigree.]]> <![CDATA[Down Southie]]> Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire explores neighborhood survival guilt in his Southie chronicles, Good People.]]> <![CDATA[This is your grandmother on drugs]]> Not unlike a stoner confronted with the choice between a fresh bag of crunchy, nacho-cheesy Doritos and a plate of warm, gooey, fresh-out-of-theoven chocolate chip cookies, I am completely and utterly conflicted. It%uFFFDs not a simple, cannabisinduced outbreak of the munchies that bemuses me though.]]> <![CDATA[Palefaces]]> A comedy show that pretends to be a quiz, or a quiz that pretends to be a comedy show — depending on how funny you find it — is how host Peter Sagal describes his National Public Radio show, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” The one-hour program that has aired on Saturdays at 11 a.]]> <![CDATA[Praise the Lord and pass the lefse]]> Even if you are a Dawkins-lovin’, God-mockin’, card-carryin’ atheist, the odds are that during your youth you spent some time in and around a church or synagogue.]]> <![CDATA[Letting Peggy Jo take the wheel]]> Most of what follows is true — the true story of a woman too big for her own life. Peggy Jo Tallas was mired in the post-women’s-liberation problem that faces so many women: If you didn’t grow up to be a wife and a mother, what did you grow up to be? And is it just a whole lot of nothing?.]]> <![CDATA[cheer]]> Support the U.S. national soccer team from the comfort of sitting down when the Boulder Theater airs the preliminary rounds of the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosted in Brazil. It’s the biggest screen available in Boulder, alongside a full bar and great seating.]]> <![CDATA[Just a kiss]]> Putting on a play is one complicated proposition. Think about how difficult it is to coordinate with a small handful of your friends for a Saturday night jaunt to Pearl Street or (gasp!) Denver and you immediately get the idea.]]> <![CDATA[When therapy and performance collide]]> For troupes like Playback Theatre West, audience participation isn’t about who can shout their ridiculous word loudest. Audience members are instead invited to share personal stories for actors to interpret on stage.]]> <![CDATA[Central City Opera presents a study in contrasts]]> Central City Opera (CCO), one of the jewels of the summer season in Colorado, is offering two productions in the historic Central City Opera House this year.]]> <![CDATA[theater]]> John Heimbuch devised the witty dramatic comedy that imagines what would have happened if all of the victims of the black plague didn’t actually die, but turned into the “living dead.”]]> <![CDATA[It’s time to get real]]> A date takes a wrong turn and ends up in an orgy; someone spontaneously kisses a cab driver with irresistible eyes; McDonald’s serves as the backdrop for a break up; a guy decides he’d rather stay single than fall in love with a girl named Aphrodite.]]> <![CDATA[Power from within: Ghanaian CU dance teacher uses art as a tool for healing]]> A few days before her African dance class presentation, University of Colorado Boulder student Jessie DePasquale’s dance partner said she wouldn’t be there.]]> <![CDATA[An uncanny depiction]]> Central to any theatrical production is suspension of disbelief. A weak plot point, an actor dropping a line, even bad lighting can be enough to break the illusion, pulling the audience mentally back from the world of the play and into the world at large.]]> <![CDATA[Comedy crusaders hit Boulder]]> With Boulder’s fixation on eco-friendly products, gluten-free food and meditation, it’s no surprise that some comedians find Boulder to be a goldmine of material.“I do this bit about]]>