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Awards

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

    "Czech, Please"

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

    "Redemption"

2005 Stories by Juliet Wittman

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  • Popera Songs Are Forgettable

    published December 22, 2005

    There are two things to be said about this production of Aida, a rock-pop version of the Verdi opera with music by Elton John and... More >>

  • A Body of Art

    published December 15, 2005

    The best scene in The Credeaux Canvas, the first offering of the new Identity Theatre Company, is an extended nude scene, in which a... More >>

  • Carol Peril

    published December 15, 2005

    Everyone knows the story of Scrooge's conversion from hard-eyed businessman to philanthropist in A Christmas Carol. Tiny Tim's incantation,... More >>

  • Change Can Be Strange

    published December 8, 2005

    Even for good institutions, change is necessary. The Laird Williamson-Dennis Powers adaptation of A Christmas Carol has been staged... More >>

  • Death Rattles

    published December 8, 2005

    There's a sad and bitter scene that occurred many years ago when my mother was dying of cancer that seems to illustrate precisely the conundrum at... More >>

  • Not So Bon Mots

    published December 1, 2005

    Shadowlands, currently being produced by Bas Bleu, is a dignified, classy play, but for the most part, it's oddly lifeless. Set in... More >>

  • Mystic Murkiness

    published November 24, 2005

    I don't know how to assess John Orlock's Indulgences in the Louisville Harem, currently playing at Germinal Stage Denver, because I... More >>

  • Room Without a View

    published November 17, 2005

    Theatre 13 is a new Boulder company that occupies the small upstairs theater space at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art -- previously a venue... More >>

  • Layman's Lyrics

    published November 17, 2005

    Party of 1 offers a very pleasant way to spend an evening. It's a good play to go to with a date, or to attend in hopes of finding... More >>

  • Songs Triumph

    published November 10, 2005

    Boulder's Dinner Theatre frequently transcends expectations, offering shows far better than the usual dinner-theater fare. There's a lot of talent... More >>

  • Exterminating Love

    published November 10, 2005

    At the beginning, Bug seems hyper-realistic. We're shown a drink- and drug-addled woman, Agnes, living in a motel room on the... More >>

  • A Bad Fit

    published November 3, 2005

    What a disappointment! Kent Thompson began his tenure as artistic director of the Denver Center Theatre Company with a terrific production of... More >>

  • Mind Puppetry

    published November 3, 2005

    Buntport's Horror: The Transformation is based on Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland, a novel published in 1798, and inspired... More >>

  • Organ Music

    published October 27, 2005

    No false advertising here: The show's about naked boys singing. The real thing. The full monty. Seven of them, some younger, some a little older,... More >>

  • Love's Labors

    published October 27, 2005

    It's amazing, really, the amount of sheer hard work and the level of perfectionism required to keep this bright bouncing balloon of a farce aloft.... More >>

  • Beyond Belief

    published October 20, 2005

    The seven founders -- and also writer-designer-director-performers -- of Buntport Theater are exploring new territory. Known for a prankish and... More >>

  • Near Myth

    published October 13, 2005

    For this ambitious production, Su Teatro artistic director Anthony J. Garcia has transposed the story of Orpheus and Eurydice to modern-day... More >>

  • Writer's Blockade

    published October 13, 2005

    I'm not the best audience for a scary show. At the movies, I cover my eyes during the gory parts. I also find that, for the most part, the real... More >>

  • A World Apartheid

    published October 6, 2005

    Athol Fugard's Master Harold and the Boys takes place in a teahouse in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, during the time of apartheid.... More >>

  • DCTC Explores All My Sons

    published September 29, 2005

    Written in 1947, Arthur Miller's All My Sons tells the story of Joe Keller, a businessman who knowingly sold defective plane-engine... More >>

  • Just Stomp It!

    published September 29, 2005

    Five terrific performers and a slate of Fats Waller songs. How can you go wrong? I know that Ain't Misbehavin', a jazzy, bluesy... More >>

  • A Look Back in Time

    published September 29, 2005

    More than a decade ago, I attended a production at the Gaslight, a theater in the basement of a beautiful Victorian house in northwest Denver. The... More >>

  • The Communicator

    published September 22, 2005

    The Denver Center Theatre Company is beginning its first season under new artistic director Kent Thompson, former director of the Alabama... More >>

  • Class Act

    published September 22, 2005

    As a reviewer, I see a lot of theater productions, and it's rare for me to want to see one for a second time. But Germinal Stage Denver has more... More >>

  • An Everywoman's Tale

    published September 22, 2005

    At the center of Lynn Nottage's gentle, appealing play, Intimate Apparel, is the figure of Esther, a black woman in her thirties... More >>

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