<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[A drama in thriller drag]]> To quote Public Enemy, “Don’t believe the hype.” To paraphrase the Dead Milkmen, I’m not saying that The Other Place isn’t a good play. It’s a fine play, an all-American play full of good, upstanding people.]]> <![CDATA[Square Product proves they’re no squares]]> It’s 1956, and the women of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are holding their annual quiche contest. Let the shenanigans commence.]]> <![CDATA[Get ‘em Tiger]]> It was more than four years ago that Emily Harrison, artistic director for Boulder’s square product theatre, saw University of Denver professor Selah Saterstrom read an excerpt of her novel-in-progress, SLAB, at a Naropa University writing workshop. Harrison found the themes intriguing.]]> <![CDATA[Forgiving the unforgivable]]> Later, Moran recounts his experience acting as an interpreter for a young African man seeking asylum in the United States. Through no fault of his own, this young man was imprisoned and suffered horrendous torture at the hands of the local junta until he escaped Shawshank-style.]]> <![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[Musical anarchy]]> One of Emma Goldman's speeches supposedly inspired the assassination of President William McKinley. What better subject for a musical?]]> <![CDATA[Camp at the opera]]> You would not expect to meet Aunt Eller and Curly, two of the homespun characters of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic American musical Oklahoma!, at the opera house. But up in Central City this summer, that’s exactly where they are.]]> <![CDATA[A thriller in the second degree]]> Experiencing a theater company for the first time is very much like going on a blind date. High hopes compete with trepidation. The possibilities are limitless. You might discover your soul mate, or you could end up with a hefty tab and a nasty case of crabs. Thankfully, my first go around with Devil’s Thumb Productions, a relatively new Boulder troupe, was much more the former than the latter. She may not be my soul mate, but I’d definitely ask her out again.]]> <![CDATA[Neel/Blutopia: dreams, interruptions]]> The Current brings together students, faculty and guest artists to display dances of different styles from Indian to hip-hop and even tribal fusion.]]> <![CDATA[Humor with a feminine twist]]> %uFFFDIt%uFFFDs life and the news and just being a woman traveling around the planet,%uFFFD Goodman says. %uFFFDWe%uFFFDve written things about the Taliban, just everything,%uFFFD Not everything is for every audience, however, Goodman says.]]> <![CDATA[Inside the heads of circus performers]]> A typical Cirque du Soleil show is a long way from the “Greatest Show on Earth” of the early 1900s. Gone is the ringmaster entreating you to step right up and see a fabulous variety show, and animals and sideshows are nowhere to be seen. The Big Top, that is, the tent where it all goes down, is no longer a requirement either. ]]> <![CDATA[From Germany with ennui]]> Most people don’t like to hurt their friends’ feelings, even with good intentions. Yet sometimes it is of necessity.]]> <![CDATA[The Bard is back in Boulder]]> After months of deliberation, the final plays have been chosen for this year’s Colorado Shakespeare Festival, bringing together top theater directors to put on shows that will last throughout the summer months.]]> <![CDATA[Snowboard]]> To paraphrase Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, “the summer is done, man.” We’ve rounded the corner and are officially heading towards winter recreation season once again, and you can celebrate the bejeezus out of that this weekend with Snowboard on the Block, Denver’s biggest snowboarder party.]]> <![CDATA[Comedic birthing pool]]> Putting comedy within anyone’s reach has been one of the goals of the Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy troupe that enjoyed a run on Comedy Central from 1998 to 2000 and now operates theaters in Los Angeles and New York that have served as stepping stones for many comedic actors and writers. The company also tours the nation, putting on comedy shows coast-to-coast.]]> <![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[If you can’t dance, don’t sit it out]]> Four college students with no prior dance experience enrolled in a dance class and, lacking the traditional dance vocabulary, started to play with what their bodies could do. They went on to launch a dance company that has been turning the ideas of modern dance on their head — and wrapping them around, tying them in knots and bending them backwards.]]> <![CDATA[Thespianry]]> Bolder Acts strives to set itself apart from other local theater companies through the cultivation of three different performance formats: presentations of classics, workshopping of new scripts, and 24-hour plays, in which a play is conceived, written, rehearsed and staged from scratch within a 24-hour timeframe.]]> <![CDATA[U lke Shkspr?]]> The first thing I notice when I find my seat for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) is that black-clad stagehands are all over the stage, moving various props and other junk around. In fact, save for a giant pair of double-doors in the center of the stage, the set resembles more of a prop closet you’d find in the bowels of a theater than something you’d see on stage.]]> <![CDATA[The perils of opening for Jeff Tweedy in Kansas City]]> How do you handle a heckler? This isn’t even a comedy show. It’s not like you’re headlining Comedy Works in Denver; the rules are different here.]]>