Celebrity Playtime

Chances are you’re already somewhat familiar with the people featured in Denver Stories, an ongoing series in which Curious Theatre Company selects four Denver celebrities and writes and produces a ten-minute play about each. The beauty of it, though, is that you’re likely to learn something you didn’t expect — like really didn’t expect.

“Last year, I did Adam Lerner,” says Christy Mountour-Larson, Curious company member and longtime Denver Stories director. “He’s the director of MCA Denver, of course, but a big part of his story is that he’s a champion square dancer. So we ended up doing his as a musical that had a whole big square dance number in it.” This year, she’s directing Diva Television, the story of Charlie Price, who made his name as a big-deal, award-winning hairdresser and climbed to modest national fame as the runner-up (what is it with Denver and runners-up?) of Bravo’s Shear Genius. Montour-Larson can’t give too much away, but she can say this: “He’s very fun and very theatrical, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he showed up for a cameo.”

The lineup this year is great: In addition to Price, the show features bluesman Otis Taylor, restaurateur Paul Attardi and pioneering LoDo developer Dana Crawford, And if it’s not exactly cheap (tickets are $150 individual), it’s something you’ll never see again. The one and only performance ever is tonight at 6 p.m.; for more information, visit www.curioustheatre.org or call 303-623-0524
Wed., April 27, 6 p.m., 2011

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