The Aluminous Collective, now calling themselves, Band of Toughs, I believe, is a spirited and wackily inspiring group of young adults, well worth anyone's time to watch. You will be inspired and refreshed with hope.
Best Debut on a Denver Stage - 2010
After rehearsing for eleven months, Aluminous Collective — a company formed by director Colleen Mylott and a group of onetime Naropa students — brought Charles Mee's Big Love to Denver. It's a fascinating play: The plot, liberally based on Aeschylus, concerns fifty sisters who have been promised by their fathers to fifty grooms and have fled from Greece to Italy to escape these marriages. The company's approach to this script was imaginative and full of resonant images: a four-man band; women in wedding dresses walking slowly, one by one, toward center stage, each carrying a sieve full of water; a couple expressing their love in a gliding, swooping dance on roller skates. Here's hoping we'll see more of Aluminous soon.
The creative team that produced "Big Love" has now formed a new theater company called Band of Toughs. Check it out at www.bandoftoughs.com Band of Toughs will be having a workshop showing of their newest piece June 4-5 in Boulder.