How the West Was Fun

One of the worst parts of being a grownup is that nobody reads to you anymore — at least not anything fun or interesting. “I’ve really come to believe that we never stop enjoying being read to,” says Anthony Powell of Stories on Stage. “I still remember Papa doing Treasure Island for me when I was four — he did all the sound effects. I think that’s one of the reasons that audiobooks are so popular; we don’t ever lose that. It turns this private thing, reading, into a social enterprise.”

The next round of Stories on Stage, Way Out West, highlights Colorado writers specifically, which will appeal to anyone and everyone who’s spent any amount of time on the wild frontier we call home. “New Hat,” by Connie Willis, is a snapshot of Denver in the 1920s; “Hart and Boot,” by Tim Pratt, looks into the Old West; and Thomas McGuane’s “The House on Sand Creek” is a modern-day glimpse of a non-traditional family.

Showtimes are 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive; tickets are $28 for adults and $15 for students, and milk and cookies will be served after the stories. Visit storiesonstage.org or call 303-494-0523 for more information.
Sat., Jan. 18, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m., 2014

 
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