While scouting works for the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Stephen Wietz found Sunset riveting. I was attracted by the fundamental theatricality of it, which harkens back to theatrical roots of ancient Greece. Its truly a dialectic debate of the large and monumental issues, he says. Most plays address big issues under the veil of a story. This play really addresses the biggest issues: Its about life and death, belief and unbelief, and its all delivered in unvarnished form, with absolutely no metaphor.
Cut to the chase: The Sunset Limited opens BETCs season tonight at 7:30 p.m., with Wietz directing and guest actors Josh Hartwell and Alphonse Keasley leading the cast. Shows continue at the same time Thursdays through Saturdays and at 4 p.m. Sundays through October 24 at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder; tickets are $18 to $22, with two-for-one offers on Thursdays. Find more information at http://thedairy.org or by calling 303-440-7826.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 4 p.m. Starts: Oct. 9. Continues through Oct. 24, 2009