"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." So said J. Robert Oppenheimer of his work on the atomic bomb, quoting the Bhagavad Gita. There's grief and guilt in the statement, as well a daunting realization of just what he's unleashed on the world. But as you think about it, you also catch a note o ... More >>
The fall theater season is in full swing. This weekend you can send off a local production as it takes to the road, re-view an old stage classic or catch the world premiere of a new play from a local playwright -- and there's an old-fashioned musical, too. Here's a sampling of what's happening on st ... More >>
Josh Hartwell, writer, actor and director, is one of the area's treasures. A modest, diffident soul, he seems to prefer being out of the limelight, but we recently named him one of our 100 Colorado Creatives, and he'll be getting even more attention this week, when he directs George Brant's one-woma ... More >>
#60: Andrew Hoffman Artist, art director, illustrator and teacher Andrew Hoffman crosses the line between graphic design and fine art with ease, creating ads and abstract paintings, and mentoring young artists along the way. How do things look to Hoffman, a new model of artist in a corporate world, ... More >>
#61: Josh Hartwell The talented Josh Hartwell works with some of the region's best and most creative independent theater companies -- Curious Theatre, Boulder Ensemble Theatre and Buntport Theater, to name a few -- as both actor and director, but he's also an accomplished and award-winning playwrig ... More >>
If Fourth of July picnics and World Cup hysteria aren't doing it for you, July has plenty of geek entertainment to offer -- whether you're looking to get your game on, enjoy Star Wars in the traditional Shakespearean form or just sit in the blessedly cool, air-conditioned embrace of a movie theater ... More >>
Jim Hunt is one of the most respected, well-reviewed and best-loved actors in the Denver area. He has given memorable performances as a wheedling tramp in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker; a foppish musician in Bach at Leipzig; the loving, baffled father of Eurydice, who has passed into the land of the ... More >>
On July 22, The Colorado Theatre Guild will present the Colorado equivalent of the Tonys: the eighth annual Henry Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements during the past season. The event not only celebrates local work, it's also an annual fundraiser for the CTG. The nominees were released last ... More >>
The Boulder theater scene has sprung to life lately, after several years when pretty much the only choice locals had were the -- admittedly excellent but generally traditional -- offerings of Boulder's Dinner Theatre. Anyone wanting new or boundary-breaking works had to travel to Denver. But now new ... More >>
Laura Norman is one of the more talented actors around, subtle and intelligent, capable of deep emotion but never sentimental or hackneyed. She can rescue a mediocre play and add a very specific kind of shine to an excellent one. In 2005, she received a Best of Denver award for her portrayal of Ha ... More >>
Pulitzer finalist Dava Sobel is definitely a star -- the asteroid 30935 davasobel is even named after her. And tonight you'll be starstruck when the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company offers a free reading of Sobel's play And the Sun Stood Still, which dramatizes the events that led Nicolaus Copernicu ... More >>
The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company is presenting Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself) through February 25 at the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company. Juliet Wittman caught the production last weekend; here's her review: We're all fascinated ... More >>
More than once during the Buntport Theater's Kafka on Ice, the character of Franz Kafka (played by Josh Hartwell) comments on how stupid it is to stage an ice-capade revolving around his life and work. "It's inappropriate!" he protests. As justification, toward the end of the play, another ch ... More >>
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Capsule reviews of current shows
Capsule reviews of current shows.
This original play fizzes, then fades to black.
A new play examines life in a movie theater.
Jez Butterworth has created a rare bird, grounded in place and character.
These six one-acts have a lot to say.
The horrors of McCarthyism in a high school resonate in Boulder today.
Modern Muse forcefully revisits the suddenly timely Inherit the Wind.
Stop Kiss offers an intelligent and bittersweet look at a budding gay romance.
Empty talk undercuts a serious subject in Boy Gets Girl.
Theatre Group, Theatre on Broadway
Characters find scant happiness in the edgy Comfort.
Dance festival gets above it all
The War Plays tries to hit the target but sometimes misfires.
Family values get roasted in Pig.
The power of language is the real star of The Philanthropist.