<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Physical theater and the silent tragedy of the inanimate]]> Claire Patton and Lucia Rich, both wearing all-black clothes for the evening’s rehearsal, are sitting in a studio space in a structure outside a North Boulder home, trying to explain what “physical theater” means.]]> <![CDATA[Kathy Griffin is actually a gay man, and other comedic oddities ]]> About 15 minutes late in ringing my cell phone, Griffin apologizes, having just found out she had to call all the reporters herself, noting, %uFFFDThat%uFFFDs such a D-list thing to be doing.%uFFFD We chatted a little about her latest Bravo stand up special, Balls of Steel,.]]> <![CDATA[All the way]]> Historically, the terms “Rated R” and “dinner theater” have rarely been used in the same sentence. Dinner theater is something you dress up for, not a place to see, for example, men strip down to their skivvies (and then some).]]> <![CDATA[Drones]]> Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company is kicking off its 2014 season with George Brant’s play Grounded, a one-woman show that takes place in a windowless trailer outside of Las Vegas, where an exfighter pilot hunts terrorists with drones by day, and is a mother at night.]]> <![CDATA[Laugh]]> Normal Heights is a musical comedy about love, sexuality, masculinity and fitting in, told through a gay gentleman’s experiences. Written and performed by University of Colorado writing professor Jim Walker, the show was inspired by Walker’s uncle, who was forcibly outed in 1950s San Diego.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of Feb. 12, 2015]]> Spend Valentine’s Day with Jane Lynch in See Jane Sing!.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of August 28, 2014]]> 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682- 9980. Through Sept. 6..]]> <![CDATA[Theatre | Week of Oct. 23, 2014]]> Longmont Theatre Company is putting on “The Rocky Horror Show” through October 25..]]> <![CDATA[Curiouser about Curious]]> About 10,000 playwrights live and work in the country, but in the past 10 years, there have been an average of two new plays produced on Broadway each year, according to Jason Loewith, executive director of the National New Play Network.]]> <![CDATA[Fringe benefits: Boulder's festival continues]]> The Boulder International Fringe Festival, an annual event since 2005, ties Boulder’s exceptional arts and performance community to a network that allows for an uncensored, non-juried journey into the pools of creativity and expression.]]> <![CDATA[Love kills]]> The 54th Annual Colorado Shakespeare Festival kicked off last weekend with the ultimate tale of tragic teen love, Romeo and Juliet. The festival features four plays this year. In addition to the brawling Montagues and Capulets, the idyllic outdoor Mary Rippon Theatre also hosts The Comedy of Errors. In the indoor University Theatre, you’ll find The Little Prince, based on the existential classic by Antoine De Saint-Exupery and written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, as well as Nikolai Gogol’s The Inspector General.]]> <![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[Heart and soul]]> Like “Heart and Soul,” Elijah: An Adventure requires a piano and is an amusing entertainment that evaporates from the audience’s consciousness as soon as it concludes.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of Feb. 5, 2015]]> The Aliens — presented by Boulder Ensemble.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of March 5, 2015]]> Ham McBeth — presented by Square Product Theatre..]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of Feb. 19, 2015]]> 1224 Washington Ave., Denver, 303-935- 3044. Through March 8..]]> <![CDATA[A lie told often enough]]> When I learned that the Bug Theatre Company was edging back toward a more full-time, full season model, I was thrilled beyond measure. The play with which it has begun this process, Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind, will please Shepard aficionados with a strong production, but the inherent nature of the script is unlikely to bring non-fans or newcomers into the Bug fold.]]> <![CDATA[The church basement ladies are back]]> Vivian (Barb Reeves) represents the old guard. The most old-fashioned of the group, she fears the iniquities of “The Cities” — the hotbeds of sin that are Minneapolis and St. Paul. She’s so uptight it’s a wonder she gets any sleep at night. Some years earlier, Vivian ceded her role as leader of the church basement ladies to Karin (Tracy Warren).]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of June 19, 2014]]> Theatre-Hikes: Alice in Wonderland..]]> <![CDATA[Learn]]> Not many people know what it’s like to walk on the moon. Luckily, the Distinguished Speakers Board is bringing Buzz Aldrin to Boulder to enlighten the rest of us. Aldrin was the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. He was the second person to walk on the moon, following Neil Armstrong’s one small step for man.]]>