Of the astonishing gallery of characters he created in Denver, Horton will bring back a tormented Oscar Wilde; the desperately devoted Norman of The Dresser and the hilariously tight-mouthed pedant he created for Bernice/Butterfly. Some of the roles Ive chosen because they lend themselves to this format, says Horton. Sometimes its roles that cause one to open up and find new corners of oneself as an actor. Or theyre parts that just really have brought me a great deal of joy. He adds, I believe in the power of the theater, and I believe in these dear friends of mine and what they set out to do. I want to contribute in the way that I know best.
Back to the Muse fills the stage at the King Center on the Auraria campus at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $40, with an additional $100 option that includes a post-show reception with the cast. Call 303-780-7836 or visit www.modernmusetheatre.com.
Thu., July 31, 6:15 p.m., 2008