Winnie Wenglewick, the one-woman band behind Denver’s Dangerous Theatre, isn’t your typical live-theater auteur. Possessing inimitable verve as well as a cosmetology license, she got hooked on the stage long ago in Florida, where she volunteered with an Orlando comedy troupe — a gig that segued into a ten-year stint working with the Orlando Fringe Festival. Cut to the present, when Wenglewick has single-handedly run Dangerous for six years in its current location, doing everything from producing, directing, writing, staging and acting in plays — all of them proudly unpublished works — to whipping up homemade refreshments for audiences at the cabaret-style shows. Is it any wonder she plans to celebrate herself, along with the playwrights and actors she’s worked with over the years, at tonight’s Denver’s Dangerous Theatre Sixth Anniversary Party?
“If you have never been to Denver’s Dangerous Theatre, this is the event to attend,” Wenglewick says of the party, which includes performances, food and free-flowing hard cider from her neighbors at the Colorado Cider Company. “Find out what you’ve been missing and what’s in the future at Denver’s most unique venue.”
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Wenglewick, who last year reduced her ticket prices to $10 in an effort to drum up business, works hard to make sure that description stays true. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 8:30 at the theater, 2620 West Second Avenue; admission, which will help fund future productions, is $10. For more information, go to dangeroustheatre.com or call 720-233-4703.
Sat., Aug. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., 2013