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Review: Missy Moore Worth Seeing in Edge Theater's Getting Out

6 months ago by Juliet Wittman
Marsha Norman’s Getting Out, first produced in 1979, portrays the grim dilemma of a woman just released from prison. Arlene has been driven to her bare-bones Louisville, Kentucky, apartment by a prison guard, Benny, who actually retired from his job for the chance to be with her — though his...
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Last Call: Footloose, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Closing

23 days ago by Juliet Wittman
Local stages are going dark as companies prepare to raise the curtain on their fall seasons.  But there are still a few worthwhile productions around town, including The Last Romance at the Barth Hotel. Keep reading for our capsule review of that show, as well as two more. Footloose. The...
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Review: Have a Real Date Night at Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

1 month ago by Juliet Wittman
Frankie and Johnny work at a greasy spoon in New York. He’s a short-order cook and she's a waitress. When we first encounter them in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, they’re having passionate sex in the dark. Which leaves us, the audience, in the dark, too, listening...
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Review: World Premiere of Exit Strategies at Edge Theater Has Promise and Problems

10 months ago by Juliet Wittman
To its credit, Edge Theatre Company has staged a world premiere annually for the past four years, all scripts by local playwrights. Some of the productions have revealed major talent, and that’s what I thought during the first hour or so of Jeffrey Neuman’s Exit Strategies. Sure, the play’s basic...
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Review: The Familiars Brings a Dysfunctional Family Home for the Holidays

2 years ago by Juliet Wittman
The Familiars Edge Theatre Company Serious about working with local playwrights, the Edge Theatre Company commissioned a holiday show from Ellen K. Graham, whose enigmatic, razor-sharp How We May Know Him won a Best of Denver award some years back, and who has since earned national recognition. The result is...
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The Odd Couple is a good match for Miners Alley

2 years ago by Juliet Wittman
There's not a lot of nourishment in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, which premiered on Broadway in 1965, spawned a film and television show, and is now showing at Miners Alley. But the central pairing of two very different men who find themselves sharing an apartment, and the humorous way...
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Review: Buried Child Still Packs a Creepy Wallop

2 years ago by Juliet Wittman
Buried Child Edge Theatre Company Sam Shepard's Buried Child which won a Pulitzer in 1979, still carries a creepy wallop. The story of a violently dysfunctional family -- a drunken, abusive father who has destroyed his sons and is now being destroyed in return -- it was hailed as a...
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Despite its imaginative brilliance, The House of Blue Leaves eventually falls apart

3 years ago by Juliet Wittman
John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves, first produced in 1971, is satiric, poignant, farcical, highly metaphorical and filled with poetic flights of language, strange juxtapositions and dream descriptions; it's smart but falls apart in the second act; and it's theatrical-realistic and original, but very much in line with the...
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The Colorado Theatre Guild announces this year's Henry Award nominations

2 years ago by Juliet Wittman
The finalists for this year's Henry Awards in theater have been announced. Given by the Colorado Theatre Guild, which covers the entire state, the Henrys are decided by dozens of judges, six of whom must attend every eligible production. As always, the list of finalists comprises both expected choices and...
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A quartet of plays makes up The Two of Us at Miners Alley

5 years ago by Juliet Wittman
Novelist and playwright Michael Frayn is equally adept at comedy — his Noises Off may be the funniest and most intricately structured farce of the twentieth century — and high-minded, contemplative drama. In Copenhagen, for example, he has the ghosts of physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg reminiscing about a...

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