<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[‘Poor’ Tommy]]> Usually, The Who’s Tommy is thought of as a large-scale musical filled with special effects and flashy design. Interestingly, Obscene Courageous Theatre Company, a relatively young company in Denver, chose a low-tech angle for its current production of the play, running through Sunday, June 22 at Denver’s Dangerous Theatre.]]> <![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[Fringe central]]> Now that summer has ended and school is back in session, the calendar has rolled back around to one of Boulder’s most cherished shenanigans: The Boulder International Fringe Festival, in which dozens upon dozens of unusual, avantgarde and...]]> <![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[listen up!]]> And whether Wright gets excited about delivering his abstract one-liners and off-kilter musings or not, the best sign of the impending funny is that Wright says the reason he has only released two albums and three specials in his 30-year comedy career is that he prefers to focus on his live show.]]> <![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[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[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[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[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[listen]]> As part of an ongoing commitment to the cultivation of new theatrical work, The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company will be presenting a staged reading of Boston playwright David Valdes Greenwood’s Full Code, the story of a woman whose husband is critically injured in a tragic accident, and who then finds another woman at his bedside as he is comatose.]]> <![CDATA[In the middle of Main Street]]> Though I%uFFFDve been a theatre lover since I was a child and a theatre critic for the better part of a decade, there remain some seminal productions I have never seen.]]> <![CDATA[I love Shrew-cy]]> If Front Range theatre were baseball, the Denver Center Theatre Company would be the Major League. Walking into the Stage Theatre is like walking into a pro ballpark. The energy crackles in a way that it simply doesn’t in many smaller venues, and audience expectations are understandably higher than they would be at a “minor league” performance. ]]> <![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[Let it snow]]> For many people, a white Christmas is the be-all and end-all of holiday cheer. Going to bed on Christmas Eve with flakes filling the air and waking up on Christmas morning to a world softened by a blanket of new-fallen snow simply can’t be beat.]]> <![CDATA[Comedy]]> Comedy so often falls into the woefully over-walked territory of bro-tastic, one-dimensional dick jokes, so the Dairy Comedy’s all LGBT season-opening show should be a breath of fresh air. Or, at least, air of a different scent.]]> <![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[YOLO!]]> Art store/performance space/gathering-of-the-minds venue madelife has been running its block-party soiree style Sunday Social series throughout the summer, featuring tunes, food, art and shenanigans, with participatory art and culture vibe..]]> <![CDATA[Yee-haw!]]> It’s not exactly in the town charter or anything, but hot time summer in the city kicks off with the Boulder Creek Festival in May. Cold time skiing in the mountains announces its return this week with the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival, which is, well… pretty similar but with slightly more risk of rain.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of August 28, 2014]]> 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682- 9980. Through Sept. 6..]]>