Playbill: New Theater in Denver and Boulder March 10-13

Kristen Adele and Steven Cole Hughes in a 2015 LOCAL Lab reading of Faith.EXPAND
Kristen Adele and Steven Cole Hughes in a 2015 LOCAL Lab reading of Faith.
Michael Ensminger

This weekend on local stages, Su Teatro transforms a Chicano literary classic through drama and dance, LOCAL Theater Company gets the public involved in play-making, and Vintage Theatre turns on the tear machine with a story about the breakdown of intimacy in the face of tragedy.

Playbill: New Theater in Denver and Boulder March 10-13
Su Teatro

Bless Me, Ultima
Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center
March 10 through 26
7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays
2 p.m. Sunday, March 20
Tickets: $17 to $20

Director Tony Garcia and Su Teatro pay homage to Chicano lit pioneer Rudolfo Anaya with a fully staged version of Anaya’s iconic breakthrough 1972 novel, Bless Me, Ultima, adapted by the author. “I wanted to be a writer, but what Chicano was ever a writer before?” says Garcia of his own rite of passage as a playwright and his personal connection to Anaya's novel. “I had drawn inspiration from Mexican writers and Puerto Rican writers, but here was a Chicano from New Mexico speaking in rhythms, prose and themes that I understood.” Su Teatro veteran Yolanda Ortega plays the curandera Ultima in this tale set in New Mexico in the ’40s.

Tyee Tilghman and Joy Osmanski in LOCAL Lab 2015.EXPAND
Tyee Tilghman and Joy Osmanski in LOCAL Lab 2015.
Michael Ensminger

LOCAL Lab
eTown Hall
March 11-13
Tickets: $99 Festival Pass, $12 to $22 individual performances

Boulder’s LOCAL Theater Company returns for a fifth round of its LOCAL Lab mini-fest staged play readings, inviting the audience to take part in the development stage of new works. Over three days, the women-led company will present three plays — Amelia Roper’s Lottie in the Late Afternoon, Michael Yates Crowley’s The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias, and Charlie Thurston’s The History Room — along with a series of related workshops for Lab passholders; there will be some parties thrown in for good measure. Commit to the whole weekend and dip your toes into the play-building process.

Playbill: New Theater in Denver and Boulder March 10-13EXPAND
Denver Mind Media

Rabbit Hole
Vintage Theatre
March 11 through April 17
Tickets: $24 to $30
303-856-7830

Director Bernie Cardell tackles David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole, the tale of a couple torn apart in the aftermath of an accident that takes the life of their young son. A fine cast featuring Haley Johnson, Marc Stith, Maggy Stacy, Deb Persoff and John Hauser helps get the poignant story across.

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Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center

721 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204

303-296-0219

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eTown Hall

1535 Spruce St.
Boulder, CO 80302

303-443-8696

www.etown.org

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Vintage Theatre

1468 Dayton St.
Aurora, CO 80010

303-839-1361

www.vintagetheatre.com


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