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Playbill: The English Bride, Sunset Boulevard and a Jane Austen Tribute

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Ladies first: Three local productions opening this week in Denver feature great women’s words and roles, showcasing a prize-winning contemporary playwright, the noir drama of Norma Desmond’s fall from the spotlight and the influence of literary light Jane Austen. Here’s where to here them roar:
And Toto Too Theatre Company, The English Bride
Vintage Theatre
April 29 through May 14
7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Tickets: $22 to $25

And Toto Too commences its eleventh season of producing new plays by women playwrights with the regional premiere of Lucile Lichtblau’s acclaimed The English Bride. The plot reimagines the nonfictional particulars of the attempted bombing of an El-Al plane in 1986, when a Middle Eastern man secretly planted a bomb in his Irish fiancée’s suitcase. Looking for a deal? Tickets are only $15 on Cheap Date Night — Thursday, May 5.
Sunset Boulevard
Vintage Theatre
April 29 through May 29
7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
2:30 p.m. Sundays
Tickets: $28 to $34

It ain’t the usual song and dance: Marcia Ragonetti and Vintage will channel Gloria Swanson channeling has-been silent-film star Norma Desmond, in a local production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard. Directed by Craig A. Bond and Evgueni Mlodik and based on Billy Wilder’s 1950 noir, Sunset Boulevard comes out swinging with Broadway pizzazz, yet sticks close enough to the original script that you’ll get to re-remember all the best lines.
Stories on Stage, Welcome to Austenland
Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center
1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1
Tickets: $15 to $28

Jane Austen gets the Stories on Stage treatment on May Day in a series of dramatic readings featuring "Selections from Emma" with Jessica Austgen, "Among the Janeites” with Allison Watrous, and “What Would Austen Do?” with John Jurcheck, which touch on both Austen’s own words and her fans.

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