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Playbill: Four Plays in Denver and Boulder for January 8-11

2 years ago by Susan Froyd
New year, new seasons: Local theater companies are kicking off 2015 with glittering reruns, romantic comedies and repertory fare, among other things. Here are four of the noteworthy openings this weekend. See also: Charles Ives Take Me Home...
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Past Imperfect

10 years ago by Juliet Wittman
The subject of I Am My Own Wife is German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, born Lothar Berfelde in 1928 Berlin, a collector of antiques who survived both World War II and the Communist years in East Germany. But the play is as much about author Doug Wright's relationship with von...
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Bubs Boy

8 years ago by Susan Froyd
As an actor, Erik Sandvold’s been around the block: A regularly seen face in productions at some of Denver’s upper-echelon troupes, from the Denver Center to Curious Theatre, he’s taken on more than a few challenging roles, including a turn two years ago as German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf (and...
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What separates Von Trier's Nymphomaniac from porn?

3 years ago by Amy Nicholson
Let's start with the ending: the closing credits disclaimer that insists that none of the lead actors in Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac filmed penetrative sex. If there is real sex in the movie, and it sure looks like there is, it must have been done by one of the eight...
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Cabaret. This musical follows a very young English chanteuse by the name of Sally Bowles, who sings in a seedy Berlin nightclub called the Kit Kat Klub in the early 1930s and meets up with an aspiring American novelist -- the usual innocent abroad -- named Clifford Bradshaw. She's a...
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The Dresser. The year is 1942, and England is at war. A revered but aging actor, identified only as Sir, is traveling the country, bringing Shakespeare to the provinces. To complicate things further, the actor is moving swiftly into dementia. The action begins an hour or two before the curtain...
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I Am My Own Wife. The subject of I Am My Own Wife is German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, born Lothar Berfelde in 1928 Berlin, a collector of antiques who survived both World War II and the Communist years in East Germany. But the play is as much about author...
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I Am My Own Wife. The subject of I Am My Own Wife is German transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, born Lothar Berfelde in 1928 Berlin, a collector of antiques who survived both World War II and the Communist years in East Germany. But the play is as much about author...
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The intriguing Nymphomaniac: Volume II offers more questions than answers

3 years ago by Michelle Orange
Our story resumes: Having found a love-like feeling for Jerôme (Shia LaBeouf), "restful domestic comfort" has, at the outset of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Volume II, robbed the young Joe (Stacy Martin) of her orgasm. Naomi Wolf documented a similar problem in her 2012 book Vagina; the similarities between Joe...
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The penetration in Nymphomaniac: Volume I is mostly emotional

3 years ago by Amy Nicholson
Let's start with the ending, the closing-credits disclaimer that insists that none of the lead actors in Lars von Trier's two-part erotic epic Nymphomaniac filmed penetrative sex. If there is real sex in the movie, and it sure looks like there is, it must have been the duty of the...

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