A Gay Old Time

Curious Theatre Company’s current production, Circle Mirror Transformation, may not have much to do with homosexuality, per se, but as Sarah Benvenuti, Curious’s managing director, delicately points out, “I think the arts and the LGBT community have gone hand in hand for a long time.”

Yep, the arts are kind of gay — and to thank that group of festive folks for their continued support, the company is throwing the third annual OUT @ Curious bash, a celebration of the warm relationship that exists between thespians and, uh, lesbians, if you’ll excuse that joke. Hosted by Channel 2’s Chris Parente — the most fabulous thing currently going in local celebrity (he recently filled in for Regis Philbin on Live! With Regis & Kelly, by the way), the party is dedicated to One Colorado, a newcomer lobbying organization that advocates for LGBT equality — and that, says Benvenuti, is ultimately why Curious elected to stick with Circle Mirror rather than go with a performance of a work that directly addresses LGBT issues, as it’s done for OUT in the past. “We didn’t want a battle between focusing on One Colorado and focusing on the show itself,” she explains. “We wanted to put the focus on them.”

The evening costs $40 to $50 ($100 if you want to go to the post-show reception with Parente and the Circle Mirror cast), starts at 6 p.m. tonight with a pre-show cocktail hour at Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma Street. For tickets or more information, call 303-623-0524 or visit www.curioustheatre.org.
Wed., Feb. 2, 6 p.m., 2011

 
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