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Playbill: This week's Denver-area dance and drama picks

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From a special storytelling spectacular with The Narrators at Buntport to a summer new-play festival at Edge Theatre, this week's performing arts calendar has the proverbial something for everyone. Here are three more ways to stay busy with hot-weather diversions.

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One Race Woman Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 18 $25, 303-295-1759

Dairy Center for the Arts 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19 3 p.m. Sunday, July 20 $22.50 to $25, tickets.thedairy.org or 303-440-7826

Winifred R. Harris's Between Lines takes the stage in Denver and Boulder with a work celebrating women and how they are both different and alike, regardless of age, culture, race and economics. The Denver-based choreographer and activist got her start with Cleo Parker Robinson before starting her own company in California; now she's back with this new production for Front Range audiences.

Continue reading for more theater picks. A Streetcar Named Desire Vintage Theatre 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 2:30 p.m. Sundays Friday, July 18 through September 7 $21 to $26, vintagetheatre.com or 303-856-7830

Vintage Theatre turns on the summer heat with the classic of all classic Tennessee Williams dramas: the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Streetcar Named Desire, a story forever etched across our eyeballs in black and white, thanks to Elia Kazan's iconic film version starring Marlon Brando and Vivian Leigh as Stanley Kowalski and Blanche DuBois. That's a lot to live up to for Denver cast-mates Kurt Brighton and Haley Johnson, but they've had practice and will be reprising the roles they first played in 2008. Stella!!!

The Odd Couple Miners Alley Playhouse 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 6 p.m. Sundays (and 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 24) $23, minersalley.com or 303-935-3044

Neil Simon's ever-sparring roommates, Oscar and Felix, are back in this always-welcome saga that also made a splash on the big screen and the boob tube. The Miners Alley production of The Odd Couple brings James O'Hagan-Murphy and Len Matheo together as the mismatched cronies; the laughs are sure and certain and just right for the summertime.

Find a stage near you: Check out Westword's online listings for more theater and dance events for this week.

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