<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Two of Hearts]]> The story of the play is simple. Imagine your classic failed relationship. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, and eventually the coupling ends. Now imagine that story split into 52 different moments, correlated to a deck of cards.]]> <![CDATA[Poets and teens team up to tame body image issues]]> Two years ago, performance poet Sonya Rene Taylor was chatting with a friend who was having an issue in the bedroom. Her friend had cerebral palsy, and she felt awkward asking her partner for the special attention she needed because of her disability.]]> <![CDATA[And the first night was ‘Twelfth Night’]]> For the 55th time, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival brings ol’ Will back to Boulder. This year’s annual celebration of one of the world’s greatest playwrights showcases two Shakespeare, one Shakespeare-related and two non-Shakespeare plays: Twelfth Night, Richard III, Women of Will, Noises Off and Treasure Island. The festival kicked off last weekend in splendid style with Twelfth Night.]]> <![CDATA[Haunting harmonies]]> What is your first thought when you hear the phrase “the phantom of the opera?” Unless you’re an unabashed bibliophile or literary-minded Francophile, it’s almost certainly not the novel, Le Fantome de l’Opera, written by Gaston Leroux in 1910. Still, that early 20th century flight of fancy introduced the world to the grotesquely deformed music lover and catacomb dweller, Erik, he of the half mask and three-quarters madness.]]> <![CDATA[In the heart of Cirque du Soleil]]> Put the name of Quebec billionaire Guy Laliberté, the mercurial founder of Cirque du Soleil, into YouTube, and the first result isn’t circus-related but a six-and-a-half-minute clip from a high-stakes game of Texas Hold ’em.]]> <![CDATA[Monty Python's Spamalot]]> Since the troupe’s classic movies already contain hilarious, catchy songs, it was a natural step to translate the group’s signature humor to the stage.]]> <![CDATA[Christopher Titus is a loser]]> Plenty of comics know that tragedy can make for some great comedy, but few have mastered it the way Christopher Titus has. After all, he’s got plenty of great material to work with: a dead, crazy mom; a dead, alcoholic dad; a dead marriage; and a dead television show, all which have shaped him into one of the darkest comics around.]]> <![CDATA[´Real World: Sesame Street´]]> The first five minutes of Avenue Q contain enough quirky, skewed humor to certify Robert Lopez as an ingenious funny man on par with the Parkers, Stones and even Carlins of the world (we miss you, George).]]> <![CDATA[Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, perfidy and laughs]]> Do you enjoy plays or musicals (Sure, we all do!) but can never convince your husband, wife, lover, son, daughter, friend, co-worker or mail delivery person to join you for a show? Well, if that husband, wife, lover, son, daughter, friend, co-worker or mail delivery person is a baseball fan, you may finally be in luck because The Catch.]]> <![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[Culture]]> The African Dance Department at CU is not only putting on a performance but inviting the public to experience African culture. The audience is invited to participate in the celebration, a demonstration of the hospitality of African cultures. Led by CU’s senior instructor of dance, Nii Armah Sowah, the evening will include storytelling, songs, drumming and dancing, all in traditional costume that provides an immersive and authentic slice of African culture.]]> <![CDATA[Hypnotist/comedian Flip Orley wants you to look into his eyes]]> Orley is a hypnotist. He’s also a comedian, a hypno-comic, if you will. ]]> <![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[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]]> <![CDATA[Jesus, Mary and Rudy]]> This charming, hilarious, often touching play deserves to be sold out for the rest of its run. It is by far the best LTC production I have ever seen, and it stands toe-to-toe with the finest “major league” shows in Denver — or anywhere else along the Front Range — in the recent past.]]> <![CDATA[Two wings and a prayer]]> People often analogize the creative process to the reproductive one. They talk about the “labor pains” artists go through as they struggle to bring a novel piece of art into the world. They refer to “giving birth” to a new idea, painting, play or piece of music. There are, of course, exceptions to this referential rule. I’ve never heard it applied to, say, a mime routine or professional wrestling story arc, but it does seem, generally, to track to the world of art. ]]> <![CDATA[Budgeting the Bard]]> The festival is a proud product of the University of Colorado Boulder and a cherished cultural gem in the city of Boulder. But according to numbers provided by the university, in only one of those years, 2000, did the festival post a profit.]]> <![CDATA[A double dose of holiday hilarity]]> ’Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the town, some people were up while others were down. Some loved the snow and the cold and the lights; some felt the whole thing just wasn’t right. Whether this time of year makes you joyful or crass, the holidays can be one big pain in the ass. So take a quick break from the candles and bows, and enjoy a guffaw from these thespian pros.]]> <![CDATA[theater]]> New choreography by three CU dancers tells a tale of a young woman’s reality through memories of her childhood.]]> <![CDATA[It has a wealthy dowager in it]]> In a world brimming with so much cynicism, now more than ever people occasionally need the kind of charming, guileless sentimentality offered up by shows like The Drowsy Chaperone. Though it first hit Broadway in 2006, aside from its meta-structure The Drowsy Chaperone feels like it could easily be a product of the Jazz Age.]]>