<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![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[Classical holiday events]]> <![CDATA[Celebrate]]> With a belly full of turkey, there’s no better time to start celebrating the holiday season. And a great place to do just that is at the Catch the Glow parade in Estes Park. There will be festive music, dancers, floats and, most importantly, plenty of twinkly lights.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Weekly’s Complete New Year’s Eve Guide 2014-2015]]> New Years Eve with Caribou Mountain Collective and The Hot Lick..]]> <![CDATA[Thrill]]> Inspired by traditional Indonesian shadow puppets and the otherworldly characters of the Hindu epic the Mahabharata, comes the premiere of an original shadow puppet performance.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of Nov. 12, 2015]]> The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]..]]> <![CDATA[Fecking brilliant]]> If you’ve never seen the sadly short-lived British TV series Father Ted (R.I.P. Dermot Morgan), you owe it to yourself to give it a look. It’s a screamingly funny show set on the fictitious Craggy Island off Ireland’s western coast. It is also the spiritual sibling to Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, which takes place on a real island in the same general vicinity.]]> <![CDATA[Labor of love]]> Eventually, Boulder Ballet’s creative team selected designer Susan Crabtree, who teaches scenic design at various universities and whose clients include the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Denver Center Theatre Company and the University of Colorado.]]> <![CDATA[Cheech and Chong get it legal]]> "It's getting closer all the time,” says Cheech Marin about what he calls the “quasi-legal” state of marijuana use in America. “You can walk down the street of just about any city smoking a joint, and nobody’s gonna hassle you. It’s ridiculous that it’s not legal. Sometimes our country has this puritanical element about it that just pops up like a mutant gene.”]]> <![CDATA[This American radio show]]> The most noticeable thing about Ira Glass, when Boulder Weekly reached him for an interview, is his voice — the nasally, soft-spoken, atypical radio voice that has broadcast stories on the public radio program This American Life since 1995.]]> <![CDATA[Comedy crusaders hit Boulder]]> With Boulder’s fixation on eco-friendly products, gluten-free food and meditation, it’s no surprise that some comedians find Boulder to be a goldmine of material.“I do this bit about]]> <![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[Theater | Week of Nov. 26, 2015]]> Deirdre of the Sorrows by John Millington Synge.]]> <![CDATA[Sight, sound, mind and mirth]]> With all the horrors that surround us daily, what a gift is laughter? The folks at the Theater Company of Lafayette (TCL) seem to know that it’s the best medicine, for they have brought forth the eighth iteration of their much-beloved tribute to one of the staples of TV’s bygone years with "Return to the Twilight Zone, A Parody."]]> <![CDATA[Happiness and cheer]]> “We’ve prided ourselves on the fact that we do early music as well as contemporary music,” says Thomas Edward Morgan, the group’s founding director. “Our Christmas concert, when we reach our widest audiences, is meant to give them a range of what we do.]]> <![CDATA[Merry cynics-mas]]> Remembering the spirit of Christmas can get difficult when parking lot road rage and wrestling over smartphones overtake Santa and good cheer.]]> <![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[Theater | Week of July 9, 2015]]> The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826. Through July 23..]]> <![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.]]> <![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.]]>