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Playbill: Three Plays and Performances in Denver for October 15-21

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Take a wild ride with the dysfunctional family from hell, revisit the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy and begin following a three-part serial sitcom at Denver theaters this week. Read on for the details.

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Buried Child Edge Theater October 17 through November 16 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 6 p.m. Sundays No show on Sunday, November 2 Industry Night, 8 p.m. Monday, November 3, $15 Tickets: $22 to $26

Edge goes to work this weekend on Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama Buried Child, lauded as a surreal metaphor for the slow death of the American Dream. Rick Bernstein directs the sharp cast; find out what happens when Vince brings his girlfriend Shelly home to the farm, beginning Friday.

Continue reading for more theater picks. RFK - A Portrait of Robert Kennedy Town Hall Arts Center October 17 through 26 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 2 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $25

Denver can't get enough of James O'Hagan Murphy's portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy. The Vintage Theatre production directed by Terry Dodd is back again, this time at Littleton's Town Hall. If you haven't seen the acclaimed one-man show, now's your chance. And if $25 is a little steep for your pocketbook, take your chances and vie for one of ten $10 rush seats Town Hall offers one hour before every performance. (Read Juliet Wittman's review of RFK during its run at Vintage Theatre here.)

The Unauthorized Story of a Fictional Television Show Buntport Theater 8 p.m. Tuesdays, October 21, November 18 and December 16 Tickets: $6 to $8, depending on your luck at the door

Buntport will liven up every third Tuesday night for the next three months with this serial that follows a fictional sitcom about the house painters of Sure Lock Holmes Painting (and Plumbing) from behind-the-scenes and onscreen perspectives. Denver's most inventive company promises surprise guests along the way in its return to a tried-and-true Buntportian format, as well as plots that work together or as stand-alone pieces.

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