<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of August 28, 2014]]> 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682- 9980. Through Sept. 6..]]> <![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[Fringe Fest brings the funny]]> Chicago comedian Kelsie Huff is no stranger to a rough crowd. “My first standup I went to a bar near Wrigley Field, which is very sporty and very douchebaggy,” Huff says. “I thought, ‘I’m just gonna tell one of my stories!’ and got a lot of ‘Show us your tits!’ instead.”]]> <![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[Through the charnel glass]]> The dog days of summer have clamped their jaws around our quiet, little, white-bread, mountain-adjacent town, and that means it%uFFFDs time once again for the Boulder International Fringe Festival, a celebration of art showcasing productions and performances that might not otherwise see the light of day.]]> <![CDATA[Theater]]> The Cock Project: A Man’s Journey..]]> <![CDATA[Theater]]> This innovative play, written by Anton Chekhov, tells the story of the three Prozorov sisters who deal with the conflict of wanting to return to their home in Moscow while not knowing if the risky journey would be worth it..]]> <![CDATA[What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger]]> After a winter spent rearranging house, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival is ready to defend its position as cultural and educational touchstone. The 2013 edition has sprinted ahead of expectations and appears on tap for a successful start to the season. It may not be a make-or-break year, but plenty of eyes will be on the CSF as it unfurls its latest repertoire.]]> <![CDATA[The new Monday night]]> Conor O'Neill's regularly offers an open mic on Tuesday nights, Catacombs hosts one on Thursday nights, and a new weekly poetry reading is currently in the works at Tonic, with similar showcases offered throughout the year at the No-Name Bar on the Hill, the Boulder Bookstore and on the CU campus.]]> <![CDATA[Dave]]> Though there isn’t technically any sort of official contest to determine the funniest man alive, but if there were, Dave Chapelle would be on the short list. His standup performances, movie roles and sketch show, Chapelle’s Show, are all comedic powerhouses, infusing the mannerisms of a genuine oddball into wholly relatable everyman sensibilities.]]> <![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[theater]]> John Heimbuch devised the witty dramatic comedy that imagines what would have happened if all of the victims of the black plague didn’t actually die, but turned into the “living dead.”]]> <![CDATA[As leadership changes, questions arise about Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s future]]> The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is one of those Boulder institutions that, like the genre it celebrates, seems like it’s been around forever. Though longevity has its place, could a series of present troubles threaten the CSF’s future?]]> <![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[Beyond Einstein and Bohr’s science]]> “Einstein and Neils Bohr were raised on fairy tales, so they learned at a very early age to believe in impossible things,” Barron says. “For them, fairy tales are the embodiment of our highest ideals, our sense for the possible."]]> <![CDATA[Taming of the bard]]> %uFFFDIf you look at the idea of what a classic is, and if we look at classics from other cultures, first of all, America%uFFFDs a young country, so we don%uFFFDt have 400-year-old classics,%uFFFD Sneed says. %uFFFDWe have 50-year-old classics, 75-year-old classics, and our classic theater is the musical theater, because we essentially invented that form.]]> <![CDATA[Heaven Fest 2010]]> Gathering some 35,000 people from a half dozen Western states on a huge tract of land in Longmont and presenting 70 of the best contemporary Christian musical acts on seven stages, Heaven Fest 2010 seemed to offer many of the same features you'd...]]> <![CDATA[Choose your own adventure]]> Attendees don’t just stroll through a haunted house, gawking at the horror show all willy-nilly. They are handed a military-replica machine-gun that fires lasers so they can gun down the zombies. A headshot triggers a flash of light and vibration from the sensors mounted to the actor’s heads and down they go; a body shot and they just keep coming.]]> <![CDATA[Musical anarchy]]> One of Emma Goldman's speeches supposedly inspired the assassination of President William McKinley. What better subject for a musical?]]> <![CDATA[Bus Stop: Princeton, Topeka and points beyond]]> William Inge’s Bus Stop, which the Upstart Crow’s signage clearly states has nothing to do with Boulder’s own long-established and much-beloved gentleman’s club of the same name, tells the tale of a group of strangers thrust together on a dark and stormy night in rural Kansas in the winter of 1955.]]>