My friend Geoffrey Stern, who taught international relations at the London School of Economics, used to try and tease out of his students a definition of the word "nation." Was a nation simply its physical boundaries? A group of people living under a specific government, or with a common language or ... 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 >>
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 Ensemble Theatre Company has just announced its upcoming season, the eighth for this troupe, and it's an intriguing one that includes three regional premieres and one significant capture: And the Sun Stood Still, a play about Copernicus and his struggle to publish On the Revolutions of t ... 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 >>
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 >>
The 19th century Russian novelists have a reputation for dense (for many an AP high school student, nightmarishly dense) character studies, giant tomes that spend the majority of their considerable bulk methodically dissecting characters and mapping out how they tick -- and of those character ... More >>
Morisot and Manet step out of their paintings in a new play.
Sublimely silly, but satisfying.
This commedia-based standard is silly but enjoyable.
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is waking up — and shaking things up.
The Merchant of Venice leaves us shortchanged.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival thaws The Winter's Tale.