Full of lonesome, dust-choked songs penned by Wheetman a onetime member of John Denver's band the show aims to celebrate, humanize and make palpable a unique and overlooked piece of the American dream. A preview performance of Mama Hated Diesels takes place tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Stage Theatre, in the Denver Performing Arts Complex; a complimentary pre-show discussion with the play's creators will be held at 6 p.m. at the adjacent Jones Theatre.
Mama Hated Diesels will have its official world premiere on March 25, then continue running through May 9. Seats start at $18; for showtimes and ticket information, call 303-893-4100 or visit www.denvercenter.org.
Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Starts: March 19. Continues through May 9, 2010