Thats why the DPLs Fresh City Life, in conjunction with the Denver Bookbinding Company, is putting on Oscar Wilde in Leadville. This specific event was inspired by a speech he gave in Leadville in 1882 in the Tabor Opera House to a bunch of minors, explains Groene-Sackett. We have this wonderful Oscar Wilde impersonator, Ed Cord; hes going to be doing the exact re-enactment of that speech from 1882. And its in the exact location, as well.
Tickets to the event, which takes place today from 6 to 8 p.m., are $15 if you provide your own transportation to the Tabor Opera House, 308 Harrison Avenue in Leadville, and $30 if you take the bus that will head out from Denver Bookbinding, 2715 17th Street, at 1 p.m.. That should be pretty fun, Groene-Sackett says. I think well have some performers on the bus, and therell be food, like a field trip for adults. And once up in Leadville, theres the Leadville Enrichment, Relaxation, Crafts and History [LERCH] festival; thats part of the bigger field trip. The bus will arrive early enough to stroll around and eat a turkey leg.
Proceeds from todays festivities benefit the DPLs Friends Foundation; for tickets, call 303-455-5521 or visit www.denverbook.com. For information on Fresh City Life, visit www.denverlibrary.org/fresh.
Sat., June 27, 6-8 p.m., 2009