To get into Festivention, you can purchase an RMTA membership for $25, plus either $25 for a one-day pass or $55 for the entire four-day event (or $45 with a student ID). That's a good deal, considering you'll be enjoying some of the most exciting theater around. During the day, enjoy seminars and feisty theatrical competitions like the Tech Olympics, where stagecraft experts battle over who's the best at lighting, scenery and costuming at Red Rocks Community College, 13300 West Sixth Avenue in Lakewood. Then, at 7:30 p.m. each night at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 South Allison Parkway, watch some of the best theatrical productions in the region, such as the thought-provoking Speak Truth to Power, which hits the stage on Thursday night. It should be a blast; just don't expect Zac Efron. For information, go to www.rmta.net or call 303-914-6458.
Jan. 16-19, 2008