<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Here is the school. Here is the steeple.]]> The year is 2243. The Philadelphia Eagles have just won their first Super Bowl. And much to everyone’s surprise, God himself decides to take a leisurely stroll down 5th Avenue in New York City (now known as Little Beijing) with his arm ensconced firmly in the backside of the corpse of Charles Darwin.]]> <![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[Nobody puts Falstaff in a corner]]> Now in its 57th season, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival is enjoying a wellearned renaissance. The 2014 CSF is full of interesting, high-quality offerings, chief of which is the uproarious The Merry Wives of Windsor. During the 12 years I have had the privilege of reviewing the festival, I can recall only a few other examples of productions this entertaining.]]> <![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[Theater | Week of July 31, 2014]]> Stories on Stage: An Evening of Stories from the LIghthouse Writers..]]> <![CDATA[Life is a melancholic matter]]> The boy is Colin (Romain Duris), 30-something, single and independently wealthy. He lives in a fantastic apartment, practically pulsating with life. He lives with Nicholas (Omar Sy), his confidant and cook — who concocts nothing but elaborate and intricate meals — and a mouse that stays busy keeping the place clean.]]> <![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[Theater | Week of August 7, 2014]]> The Cock Project: A Man’s Journey..]]> <![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[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[Chuckles]]> Poundstone has won Emmys, written books, is ranked at 88 on Comedy Central’s Greatest Comedians of All Time, was inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame in 2010, and was the first female comedian to perform at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. When you see all that, suddenly, some radio quiz show seems kind of irrelevant.]]> <![CDATA[Theater]]> The Cock Project: A Man’s Journey..]]> <![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[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[Theater | Week of August 21, 2014]]> The Boulder Fringe Festival is launching with Five 5ths of the Wizard of Oz: A Fringe Benefit!.]]> <![CDATA[Divas]]> Aug. 23 will be the ninth annual Absolute! Fabulous! Gorgeous! drag show to promote HIV awareness and prevention. Expect feathers, divas on tap and no shortage of Streisand-worship. All for a good cause..]]> <![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[Theater | Week of August 28, 2014]]> 224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682- 9980. Through Sept. 6..]]> <![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.]]>