<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![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[Theater | Week of April 17, 2014]]> An evening of three original plays.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of April 2, 2015]]> Stupid F##king Bird — presented by Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company..]]> <![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[Learn]]> Throughout her life, Dorothy Rupert has worn several hats. She spent 35 years as a public high school teacher and counselor and 14 years in the Colorado House and Senate. She’s fought for women’s and human’s rights issues for decades. Listen to Rupert tell her stories of traveling throughout the world spreading peace.]]> <![CDATA[Dancing on air]]> I spent my childhood climbing trees and swinging on swings and spinning ‘til I got dizzy and fell down. And then I discovered dance,” says Nancy Smith. “And then many, many years later I saw people combining climbing, hanging, spinning, with dance. And that was the beginning.]]> <![CDATA[Watch]]> Fringe festivals are essential for theater. They push the boundaries and allow for experimentation that’s not always possible with everyday theater. They also give a voice to creative people with a message to share.]]> <![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[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[pantsuits]]> Former Secretary of State, former U.S. Senator from New York, and likely 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will be making a keynote speech at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield this week, in advance of the Clinton Global Initiative holding a June meeting in Denver.]]> <![CDATA[The anatomy of a woman]]> Nearly 20 years ago, a woman from New York City decided the world needed to talk about vaginas. Since 1996, Eve Ensler’s celebrated play The Vagina Monologues has made its way around the globe, inviting audiences to laugh, weep, seethe and rejoice at the real stories of women — from the bliss of sexual awakenings to the embarrassment of trips to the gynecologist to the terror of sexual assault.]]> <![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[Theater | Week of April 23, 2015]]> Jester’s Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682- 9980. Through April 26..]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of March 19, 2015]]> Stupid F##king Bird — presented by Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company..]]> <![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[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[Sonata]]> Exotic Yugoslavian dances and “virtuoso tango” will be performed to the piano playing of Mina Gajic and electric violin of Zachary Carrettin. Gajic and Carrettin are a virtuosic duo, known for their dynamic performances and unconventional takes on the genre at hand.]]> <![CDATA[Review: Colorado Shakespeare Festival's 'Macbeth']]> With American troops still on the ground in Afghanistan today and with the relationship between the U.S. and Russia becoming more eerily Cold War-ish every week, Page’s choice to set Macbeth in the 1980s Soviet occupation of the perennially war-torn Iranian neighbor is nothing short of brilliant. This Macbeth may be the most thought-provoking and emotionally arresting production of a Shakespeare play that I have ever seen.]]> <![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[Where the rubber meets the stage]]> Itīs human nature to want to be first. From something as simple as two friends on a morning jog to the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union, people are driven to outstrip the next guy. It’s hardwired. It’s why both joggers push a wee bit harder with each passing mile until they’re sprinting the final block home.]]>