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  • 2012 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published October 27, 2011


  • 2012 - Bert Greene Award/International Association of Culinary Professionals, published January 20, 2011

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2001 Stories by Juliet Wittman

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  • Porter Done to Order

    published December 27, 2001

    The touring production of Kiss Me, Kate at the Buell Theatre offers many pleasures, one of the foremost being Rachel York's... More >>

  • A Folly Jolly Christmas

    published December 20, 2001

    Going to the Bug Theatre for The Santaland Diaries is like dropping in on a high-spirited Christmas party. People in Santa hats... More >>

  • Faded Colors

    published December 20, 2001

    Oooohhhh! That's the exclamation of disappointment from a woman standing behind me and applauding as the curtain closes, the house... More >>

  • Triple Play

    published December 6, 2001

    Conundrum State Productions, which claims to stage "theater for the discriminating audience member, as performed by the seriously unwell," is... More >>

  • Captivating Women

    published December 6, 2001

    This version of Little Women -- The Musical first played at the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center three years ago, and it was voted... More >>

  • Food Fetishes

    published November 29, 2001

    I'm sitting with perhaps thirty other people in the kitchen of Boulder's Cooking School of the Rockies; on the table in front of us is an array of... More >>

  • Murder, They Wrote

    published November 29, 2001

    It seems every decade has its defining murders, and you can tell a lot about an age by which homicides grab national attention, how the press... More >>

  • Double Your Pleasure

    published November 22, 2001

    I approached Two Women Avoiding Involuntary Hospitalization: A Hormonal Cabaret with some trepidation. A few years back, it... More >>

  • Cole Porter Rides Again

    published November 22, 2001

    Making great old songs fresh again is one of the best contributions of contemporary musical theater. The Boulder Dinner Theatre's production of... More >>

  • Swing! Has Zing

    published November 15, 2001

    Song, dance, dialogue, story, spectacle: These are the several pleasures of the American musical and, decade by decade, one or another of them... More >>

  • Marriage as an Entree

    published November 8, 2001

    Longtime married couples should attend the Denver Center Theatre Company's Dinner With Friends, and so should young people in... More >>

  • Storms of Imagination

    published November 1, 2001

    Shakespeare's Storms at the Buntport Theater reminds me of off-off-Broadway performances in New York City during the '60s. It has the same... More >>

  • Losing Contact

    published October 25, 2001

    Apparently, controversy abounded when Contact won the Tony for best musical in the year 2000. The show has no original tunes (the music... More >>

  • Digging for Truth

    published October 25, 2001

    A Skull in Connemara opens with two people talking in a shabby cottage in Leenane, a village on Ireland's bleak western coast. The two are... More >>

  • Sentimental Journey

    published October 18, 2001

    The setting is the home of a wealthy Jewish family in Atlanta in 1939. A brightly decorated Christmas tree stands in a corner. Though Adolph, the... More >>

  • Empty Dreams and Themes

    published October 11, 2001

    I suspect I'm in trouble when I'm told at the door that The Vow runs an hour and forty-five minutes without intermission. Is someone... More >>

  • Words of Love

    published October 11, 2001

    Almost everyone has some idea what Edmond Rostand's famed play Cyrano de Bergerac is about: a man with an enormous nose who,... More >>

  • Million-Dollar Beauty

    published October 4, 2001

    Theater is an art form capable of providing an astonishing variety of experiences. There are directors throughout the metro area transforming... More >>

  • Women's Work

    published October 4, 2001

    George Bernard Shaw was an iconoclast and troublemaker. In his plays, moral and intellectual combat tend to replace action, but the dialogue is so... More >>

  • Life's a Trip

    published September 27, 2001

    The Everyman Theatre Company's production of Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz reminds us that theater isn't necessarily about... More >>

  • Death Penalty's Prism

    published September 20, 2001

    The Curious Theatre Company's Coyote on a Fence is an artful, high-minded attempt to address the issue of the death penalty. As... More >>

  • Amore the Merrier

    published September 13, 2001

    The Galleria at the Denver Center is a cabaret space; audience members sip or snack while, on a small stage, charming and energetic young people... More >>

  • Realty Bites

    published September 13, 2001

    Glengarry Glen Ross has been hailed as a blistering critique of American business practice, but in fact, it explores a very small... More >>

  • Musical Genius Shines

    published September 6, 2001

    Carousel is so familiar to most of us that we tend to forget the musical's true genius. First produced on Broadway in 1945, it... More >>

  • Equine Elegance

    published September 6, 2001

    In the beginning, there's a sawdust ring, surrounded by what seems to be a low concrete wall. A group of people in peasant dress enter, walking... More >>

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